Space GrainsThe aim of the Space Grains project is to study the dynamics and the statistical mechanics of an ensemble of particles that dissipates due to collisions. The experiments focus on clustering mechanisms, thermal fluctuations, convection, segregation and physical phenomena related to excited granular systems.
Coordination : E.Falcon and N.Vandewalle.
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The Space Grains collaboration used the Vip-Gran instrument during the 73th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign from 26 October to 5 November 2020, Paderborn (Germany)
The aim of the workshop is notably to prepare the 9th Parabolic Flight Campaign (PFC73) of the VIPGRAN instrument in November 2020. The workshop will be held in the zoom platform on July 21, 2020
The annual conference of the joint project GRANULOGY (Granular media in low-gravity environment) under Europe (ESA) and China (CMSA/CSU) Space Science and Utilization collaboration program is hold on 13th and 14th of January 2020 at Institut of Physics (IOP), Chinese … Continue reading
The Space Grains collaboration will use the Vip-Gran instrument during the 72th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign, 18 – 29 November, 2019 at Novespace, Bordeaux (France)
A Space Grains Topical Team meeting was held in Granada (Spain) during the 26th ELGRA Symposium. Discussions mainly concerned the progress on the prototype and flight models of the Vip-Gran instrument.
We will present the 7 – 8 May 2019 our joint project GRANULOGY (Granular media in low-gravity environment) between Europe (ESA) and China (CMSA/CSU) at ESA Headquarters (The Netherlands), with Chinese and European members of Space Grains.
The Space Grains collaboration will use the Vip-Gran instrument during the 71th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign, 13 – 24 May, 2019 at Novespace, Bordeaux (France)
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 – … Continue reading
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.
This 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 … Continue reading