The Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) is and has been an important partner for several space missions. The institute can play an essential role before the mission, during and/or after the mission. Recent space missions:
Before the mission
BIRA-IASB helps to determine scientific needs and technological concepts. Tools and models providing crucial information about the space environment, develloped at BIRA-IASB, are used by engineers in defining space missions and designing space instruments.
BIRA-IASB plays a major role to achieve the scientific goals of a space mission. The Institute is responsible for the design and manufacturing of several instruments in collaboration with Belgian industrial partners.
During space missions
The BIRA-IASB/B.USOC can also provide archiving and data processing centres.
After the mission
The scientific teams of the BIRA-IASB analyze the data to obtain the scientific results with answers to their scientific questions.