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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Vipgran Status Meeting, February 2nd, 2023
A meeting was held to give recent news. In particular, the EQM (Engineering Qualification Model) of the VipGran instrument will be test in May 2024. The acceptance review will be done in June 2024, and the target launch is schedulded … Continue reading
Operations of Vipgran instrument – June 16, 2022
The aims of this on-line meeting is to clarify and explain the operation activities and interface of Vipgran instrument on board ISS, following up the meeting organised in April 2022. Attendance: Science Team, CADMOS, ESA
Operation of VIPGRAN instrument – April 4, 2022
The aims of this on-line meeting is to clarify and to explain the operation of Vipgran instrument for ISS. The objective is to have the same understanding of the operation on the Science Team, USOC (CADMOS), and ESA. Attendance: Science … Continue reading
10th Parabolic Flight Campaign for Vip-Gran – April 2021
The Space Grains collaboration will use the Vip-Gran instrument during the 75th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign, 19 – 30 April, 2021 at Novespace, Bordeaux (France)
9th Parabolic Flight Campaign for Vip-Gran – Nov. 2020
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)
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Space Grains TT Meeting, July 2020
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
Granulogy project annual meeting (ESA – CMSA/CSU collaboration) – Janv. 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
8th Parabolic Flight Campaign for Vip-Gran – Nov. 2019
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)
Space Grains TT Meeting at Granada (Spain), 26 Sept. 2019
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.
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ESA – CMSA/CSU Space Science and Utilisation Workshop – May 2019
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.
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