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SpaceGrains Meeting at ESA for ESR, 12-13 April 2017

The goal was to defined the ESR (Experimental Scientific Requirements) for the ISS prototype of the Vip-Gran instrument. Various cells have been defined, among them:    3D and 2D dry cells, Wet cell,  Sound cell, Shear cell…

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Vip-Gran instrument for ISS approved! – March 2017

After our presentation at ESTEC in January 2017, the ESA Programme Board approved the plan to proceed with no further delay with the development (phase δB/C) of the VIP-GRAN instrument for ISS as part of the ESA E3P SciSpace programme.

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Success of the 3rd Parabolic Flight campaign!

The third parabolic flight campaign of the Vip-Gran instrument were performed in Bordeaux  (France) in November 2016. Granular convection, segregation for heterogeneous granular media, and quasi-elastic limit of a dissipative granular gas were studied.

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VIP-GRAN Instrument Training Meeting – Oct. 2016

Training with the VIP-GRAN instrument (developed by DTM Tech.) will be performed in Modena (Italy) from 12th to 14th oct. 2016.

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3rd Parabolic Flight campaign for Vip-Gran – November 2016

The Space Grains collaboration will use the Vip-Gran instrument during the 65th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign, October 24 to November 04, 2016 at Novespace, Bordeaux (France)

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Space Grains Workshop, Cologne (Germany) – Sept. 19-20, 2016

The aim of the workshop is to discuss the scientific results obtained from the 2nd Parabolic Flight Campaign (PFC64-April 2016) of the VIPGRAN experiment. We will also fix the parameters for the next PFC65 of November 2016. The meeting took … Continue reading

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64th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign – April 2016

The Space Grains collaboration will use the Vip-Gran instrument during the 64th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign, 18 – 29 April 2016, Novespace, Bordeaux (France). The selected experiment is entitled: “PS-64/6  – Vibration-Induced Phenomena in Granular Materials (VIP-GRAN) – Space Grains“

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Space Grains Workshop, Liège (Belgium) – 25 february 2016

The aim of the workshop is to discuss the scientific data obtained from the first Parabolic Flight Campaign (Nov. 2015) of the VIPGRAN experiment. We will also fix the parameters of the experiment for the next Parabolic Flight Campaign taking … Continue reading

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Success of the 1st Parabolic Flight campaign!

 The first parabolic flight campaign of the Vip-Gran instrument were performed in Bordeaux  (France) in November 2015. The main goal of this campaign was to demonstrate the compliance of the instrument (built by DTM Technologies) with the Scientific Requirements. Top: … Continue reading

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63rd ESA Parabolic Flight campaign – November 2015

The Space Grains collaboration will use the Vip-Gran instrument for the first time in Parabolic Flight in November 2015 during the 63rd ESA PFC at Novespace, Bordeaux (France). The selected experiment is entitled: “PF-63/5 Vibration-Induced Phenomena in Granular Materials. Tests … Continue reading

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