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Spacecraft Plasma Interactions Network
in Europe (SPINE)

The objective of this network is to share resources and to co-ordinate efforts in all domains related to the interaction of Spacecraft with the space plasma, including spacecraft charging. The creation of this network and its primary objectives have been decided during a Round Table held on 24-2-2000 at ESTEC. The aim of the SPINE Web site is to become an advanced platform for information exchange and collaborative work, a kind of Virtual Laboratory dedicated to studies of spacecraft-plasma interactions. Please use the SPINE Community's Virtual Lab to share and exchange knowledge, data, results and tools related to spacecraft-plasma interactions.

News, events and other links

Other links and last releases

  • SPIS-5.2.4 released ! The SPINE community is glad to announce the finalisation of the release of SPIS 5.2.4. This release includes several major improvements in both numerical kernel (SPIS-NUM) and IME (SPIS-UI) in the frame of ESA contract 40004107327/12/NL/AK.
  • SPIS-5.1.8 released This release includes several major bug fixes and improvements in both numerical kernel (SPIS-NUM) and IME (SPIS-UI).
  • SPIS 5.0.1 release candidate: includes modifications resulting from the SPIS-GEO project but also SPIS-Science and AISEPS.
It is provided with a detailed documentation (User and Developer) and new example project in order to facilitate its use and reduce the learning curve. Please see the SPINE's collaborative platform ( and the relative forums ( For access to the software, please see the download area.

The SPINE Community's Virtual Lab hosts:

The present platform, or SPINE Community's Virtual Lab, gathers a structured set of modelling tools, data and informations related to the modelling and the analysis of spacecraft-plasma interaction and spacecraft charging processes. This includes for instance: SPIS' initial development has been funded by ESA R&D TRP programme and is freely available under GPL licence.
Last edited by julien at Jan 23, 2020 2:53 PM