NASA CubeSats Steer Toward Mars

  NASA has achieved a first for the class of tiny spacecraft known as CubeSats, which are opening new access to space. Over the past week, two CubeSats called MarCO-A and MarCO-B have been firing their propulsion systems to guide themselves toward Mars. This process, called a trajectory correction maneuver, allows a spacecraft to refine its path to Mars following […]

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Workshop “Rencontres de physique de l’infiniment grand à l’infiniment petit” (French)

The 8th edition of “Physics Meetings, from the Infinitely Large to the Very Small” – Chien-Shiung Wu Promotion – will take place from July 16 to 27, with a day at the APC on Thursday, July 26th. http://indico.in2p3.fr//event/rencontres-physique-infinis Its objective is to transmit to students of physics at level L3 or equivalent, our knowledge and our experience around research topics […]

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Summer school/workshop “Microsatellites in planetary and atmospheric research”

Tartu, Estonia, 6 – 11 August 2018   The use of micro- and nanosatellites in space missions have been one of the hot topics in space research and space technology during the last years. As opposed to traditional spacecraft missions which can take decades to prepare and may cost up to billions of Euros, microsatellites (<100 kg) and nanosatellites (<10 […]

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Graduation Ceremony of the UFR STEP – Paris Diderot University

  Saturday, March 17, 2018, was held the first graduation ceremony of the University Paris Diderot. “It is in a very warm atmosphere, despite the cold and the rain, that 39 students of the UFR STEP and the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, holders of our Professional License and our different Masters, had answered present on the call. […]

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In memoriam Natacha Combier

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Natacha Combier on February 7th. Natacha was the first project leader of IGOSat, a nanosatellite student. Coming out of Supélec, with stars in her eyes and feet firmly on Earth, Natacha wanted to make satellites. The petulance of her eyes, her passion and her intelligence quickly convinced us […]

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