Engineering for space aeronomy
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Jurgen Vanhamel completed his PhD in a collaboration between BIRA-IASB and KU Leuven, and was partially based on the ALTIUS-project.
Picosatellite PICASSO, aimed at Earth observation and space science, the first CubeSat mission, was successfully integrated into its launch dispenser.
Space-based measurements indicate that Central Africa is a global hotspot of formaldehyde (H2CO).
Two years after its launch, ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) settles in its final orbit around Mars. The satellite carries the instrument NOMAD of the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) on board.
Prestigious journal Nature publishes two papers describing the first results of the Belgian NOMAD instrument on board ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter.