8th Parabolic Flight Campaign for Vip-Gran – Nov. 2019

A310zeroGThe Space Grains collaboration will use the Vip-Gran instrument during the 72th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign, 18 – 29 November, 2019 at Novespace, Bordeaux (France)

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7th Parabolic Flight Campaign for Vip-Gran – May 2019

A310zeroGThe Space Grains collaboration will use the Vip-Gran instrument during the 71th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign, 13 – 24 May, 2019 at Novespace, Bordeaux (France)

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Space Grains Workshop, Liège (Belgium) – Fev. 6-7, 2019

The aim of the workshop is notably to prepare the 7th Parabolic Flight Campaign (PFC71) of the VIPGRAN instrument in May 2019.

The meeting will take place at University of Liege, Institute of Physics B5a, level 4, room 4.28 –   6 – 7 February 2019, 9am to 5pm.

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Kick-off Meeting of the Granulogy Project – Jan. 2019

The kick-off meeting of the GRANULOGY project between Europe (ESA) and China (CSU) was held in ESA Headquarters in The Netherlands, with Chinese and European members of Space Grains.

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ISS VIP-GRAN Progress Meeting – Modena, Sept. 2018

iss_smallThis progress meeting took place in Modena, Italy. It gathered scientists of the Topical Team and industrials (DTM, CEDRA, UHB) to clarify the Experimental Scientific Requirements (ESR) in order to built the prototype model and the flight model of Vip-Gran for ISS.

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Article published in EPL (Europhysics Letters) August 2018

An article from the Topical Team has been published in August 2018:                            
Threshold of gas-like to clustering transition in driven granular media in low-gravity environment,
EPL (Europhysics Letters) 123, 14003 (2018)

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Article published in Review of Scientific Instrument July 2018

An article from the whole Topical Team has been published in July 2018:                             An instrument for studying granular media in low-gravity environment                         Review of Scientific Instruments 89, 075103 (2018)

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