AI CubeSat headed to Van Allen Belts on Vega-C

Enabling & Support 07/13/2022 327 views 14 likes An ESA-financed nanosatellite, due to lift off aboard the inaugural flight of Vega-C today, will operate an harsh AI system in the radiation-wracked environment of the Van Allen Belts. The shoebox-sized Trisat-R – one of six ‘CubeSats’ on the flight, headed up to a rarely-trafficked close to … Read more

Oxygen ions in Jupiter’s innermost radiation belts — ScienceDaily

Nearly 20 years after the end of NASA’s Galileo mission to Jupiter, scientists led by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany have unlocked a new secret from the mission’s extensive data sets. For the first time, the research team was able to determine beyond doubt that the high-energy ions surrounding … Read more