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29th SPINE Workshop announcement

The 29th SPINE workshop will take place from November 30th until December 2th 2022, COVID restrictions permitting, as an in-person meeting, at IRF Kiruna premises in Sweden.

The SPINE workshop is a European forum addressing all topics related to spacecraft plasma interactions.

We would like to encourage contributions in the following areas :

 Evolution of Internal Charging analyses and models, real time approaches


–  Dust charging effects and interactions with systems in the context of lunar exploration and e.g. Deep Space Gateway


 –  Platform effects on Plasma measurements onboard Scientific missions


– Measurements of the Earth plasmasphere , data exploitation and gaps


Electrical propulsion and plumes interaction with spacecraft, modelling and experiments, flight data analysis

 – High Performance computing and application to numerical codes for spacecraft – plasma interactions

The forum is fully open and contributions addressing the full range of topics (see below a non-exhaustive complementary list) are welcome !

  • Evolution of surface and internal charging environments and standards
  • Material properties (measurements, new materials, etc ..)  
  • Ground and space based experiments for surface and internal charging
  • Electric propulsion driven plasma environments, electrical orbit raising
  • Innovative numerical methods and approaches for surface and internal charging applications
  • Charging of Cubesats, Nanosats, effects on (miniaturised) instrumentation
  • Plasma (instrumentation and spacecraft electrostatic cleanliness)
  • Simulation tools performances, current and future developments, interoperability between tools

The program of the workshop will run over 2.5 days (max 3 depending on the amount of contributions).

Please submit your contribution(s) by using the following link (see also travel and accommodation information in Kiruna) :

https://indico.esa.int/event/414/

Although the workshop will be in person, online participation will remain possible (a full hybrid format is however not planned).            

Please not that the deadline to submit a contribution is September 16th, 1800CET.

Should you have any question on any of the above points, don’t hesitate to contact us  !

Take care and Stay safe
Best Regards

The ESA SPINE/SPIS team

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16th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference

The 16th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference has been rescheduled for April 4-8, 2022  and will take place virtually.

Abstract Submission already is open until February 28.

You can find more information on the official website of the conference: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/sctc2022/.

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28th SPINE Meeting

The 28th SPINE meeting will take place on June 8th, 9th and 10th, as an online webex event. Details about how to connect will be sent the week before.

A conference room will be accessible in ESTEC on June 8th and 9th (but not 10th), with a VERY limited number of on site attendees (7 to 10 external max) – follow- up information will be provided. Please let us know by replying to this e mail if you wish to attend in person. 

Registration through the even website is still open, abstracts are not strictly mandatory but we expect a very large majority of participants to propose one . Abstracts are welcome until May 7th latesteob, they can be uploaded on the event indico event website through the registration page : 

https://indico.esa.int/event/382/

For the 28th edition we are especially encouraging contributions relevant to the following topics : 

  • Platform effects on Plasma measurements onboard Scientific missions 
  • Evolution of Internal Charging analyses and models, coupling with Surface Charging
  • Dust charging effects and interactions with systems in the context of lunar exploration 
  • Measurements of the Earth plasmasphere , data exploitation and gaps 
  • High Performance computing and application to spacecraft – plasma interactions 
  • Requirements and ideas for a European materials charging properties Database (a dedicated round table will be held)

In addition, contributions addressing all other aspects such as :

  • Evolution of surface and internal charging environments and standards  
  • Material properties (measurements, new materials, etc ..)
  • Ground and space based experiments for surface and internal charging
  • Electric propulsion driven plasma environments, electrical orbit raising
  • Innovative numerical methods and approaches for surface and internal charging applications
  • Charging of Cubesats, Nanosats, effects on (miniaturised) instrumentation
  • Plasma (instrumentation and spacecraft electrostatic cleanliness)
  • Simulation tools performances, current and future developments, interoperability between tools

are also most welcome. 

As announced earlier, the SPINE community website has been totally renewed with the content of the historical website migrated and partially updated. 

A few months ago we have launched a community questionnaire accessible via this link : https://framaforms.org/new-spine-and-spis-website-and-community-poll-1589797156 : 
please take a few minutes to go through the short set of questions, we welcome your feedback until May 15th. 

The results of this survey will presented at the spine and serve as input to define contributive rules to the community version of the spis code.

Should you have any question on any of the above points, don’t hesitate to contact us at fabrice.cipriani@esa.int

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The new SPINE website is open

Welcome to the new SPINE website.

The previous website is no longer available to use, however a static archive of the previous site is still maintained at https://archive.spis.org.

It is mandatory to re-enroll for a new account on the new platform to be able to download software, access source code and post on the forum.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us if something does not works for you, this is still a fresh new website !

The SPINE team

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Welcome to the new SPIS.org website

This site is still under construction, please come back later !

In the meantime, the previous spis.org website is still available.

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27th SPINE meeting

The 27th SPINE meeting will take place on the 19th and 20th of February 2020 at ESA / ESTEC (room Newton 2), 2200AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

This SPINE workshop is an open forum on new research and technological results, needs and plans in the area of spacecraft plasma interactions.

Contributions are very welcome in the various topics of interest for the European spacecraft/plasma community at large, such as:

  • Evolution of surface and internal charging environments and standards
  • Material properties (measurements, databases, new materials, etc ..)
  • Ground and space based experiments for surface and internal charging
  • Electric propulsion driven plasma environments, electrical orbit raising
  • Innovative numerical methods and approaches for surface and internal charging applications
  • Charging of Cubesats, Nanosats, effects on (miniaturised) instrumentation
  • Plasma (instrumentation and spacecraft electrostatic cleanliness
  • Charging of dusts in space, interactions with space probes
  • Simulation tools performances, current and future developments, interoperability between tools

The 27th edition is additionally encouraging contributions about models, simulation tools, experiments and data analysis related to internal charging.

Participation to the meeting is free of charge and open to all organisations from ESA member states but prior registration (by replying to this e-mail) is required to be given access to the meeting venue.

Due to this late announcement registrations will be accepted via the Registration Page until February 12th 2019.

We strongly encourage all workshop participants to contribute with a presentation (title and author required) and/or propose and possibly coordinate a discussion topic.

In case of registration issues using indico please send an email to:

fabrice.cipriani_at_esa.int

and

mika.holmberg_at_esa.int

Also, please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think may be interested.

Fabrice Cipriani

Presentations and talks

Presentations of the meeting

TitleDate/TimePresenterDocuments
Introduction19/02/2020 09:30Fabrice Cipriani
Surface Charging analysis for the MetOp-SG satellites19/02/2020 09:40Christian Imhof
JUICE spacecraft charging simulations and implications for particle measurements19/02/2020 10:05Mika Holmberg
The exposed bus bars on Rosetta solar panels and the bittersweet implications on plasma measurements in space19/02/2020 10:30Fredrik Johansson
Low altitude charging events analysis of Jason-3 using amber data19/02/2020 11:15Florine Enengl
Droplet dyaminc modeling for LISA mission19/02/2020 11:30Marc Villemant
TEC-QEE Laboratory support for spacecraft charging investigations19/02/2020 11:55Bruno Delacourt
Determination and archiving of the electrostatic characteristics of space materials at ONERA19/02/2020 12:20Ludivine Leclercq
Towards the merging of the surface and internal charging versions of SPIS19/02/2020 14:00Sébastien Hess
Modelling and experiments internal charging on connectors and PCBs19/02/2020 14:25Pierre Sarrailh
AMBER Internal charging19/02/2020 14:50Pierre Sarrailh
Development of a 3D Internal Charging Engineering Module in FASTRAD19/02/2020 15:30Jérémie Plewa
Round table on internal charging needs and tools improvements19/02/2020 15:55
Electrical Propulsion modelling at ADS19/02/2020 16:25Vincent Malzieu
Electrical Propulsion modelling at OHB19/02/2020 16:50Jens Laube
Development of an industrial simulation tool for plasma propulsion engineering19/02/2020 17:15Dejan Petkow
General feedbacks on EP – discussion19/02/2020 17:40
New SPINE website update and community involvment20/02/2020 09:30Julien Forest
Round table on SPINE website (roles and responsibilities, questionaire)20/02/2020 10:00
Conclusion and 27th SPINE Adjourn20/02/2020 10:50

Access

Further information regarding how to access to ESTEC can be found here.

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16th SCTC conference

16th Spacecraft Charging and Technology Conference, March 30-April 2, 2020, Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA

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26th SPINE meeting

The 26th meeting of the Spacecraft Plasma Interaction Network in Europe (SPINE) will be hosted by ONERA on the 11th and 12th of June 2019 , 2 avenue Edouard Belin, Toulouse, France.

This year and due to the dynamic and rising area of spacecraft charging in the context of electrical propulsion the SPINE workshop will be organised in coordination with Comittee of Expert workshop (https://www.comet-cnes.fr/) organised by CNES and ONERA on Electrical propulsion, held after the SPINE on June 13th (participation to this is handled through a separate invitation).

This SPINE workshop is an open forum on new research and technology, needs and plans in the area of spacecraft plasma interactions.

While the topic of Electrical Propulsion and Orbit Raising will be one obvious focus area, we are encouraging as usual contributions on various topics of interest for the European Plasma community, gathering academic, industrial and agencies, such as:

  • Evolution of charging environments and standards
  • Material properties (measurements, databases, new materials, etc ..)
  • Electric propulsion plasma environments, electrical orbit raising
  • Charging of Cubesats and Nanosats, related instrumentation
  • Particle and Wave instrument contamination by plasma plumes effects
  • Plasma instruments and electrostatic cleanliness
  • Charged dusts in space, interactions with space probes
  • SPIS performance, current and future developments, interoperability with other simulation tools

the above list not being exhaustive. Proposal of focus on any other specific topics are most welcome.

In case you want to participate please register before the 10th of May 2019 latest on the following ESA indico website:

https://indico.esa.int/event/306/

You can indicate whether you would prefer to contribute with a presentation (title and author required) or a discussion topic.

In case of issues using indico please send an email to:

fabrice.cipriani – at – esa.int or david.rodgers – at – esa.int

Also, please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think may be interested.

Note: Participation to the meeting is free of charge and open to all organisations from ESA member states but prior registration (by e-mail fabrice.cipriani – at – esa.int or david.rodgers – at – esa.int or by registration on ESA indico Website above) is required to be given access to the meeting venue.

For the SPINE community, Fabrice Cipriani, David Rodgers, Grégoire Déprez, Jean-Charles Matéo-Vélez and Denis Payan

Presentations and talks

Presentations, talks and communications of the 26th SPINE meeting available here

Access

Further information regarding how to access to CNES can be found here.

NB: Please note the south side entrance of the CNES is recently opened and is located near (i.e. walking distance) by the Ramonville metro station (terminus B line).

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25th SPINE meeting

The 25th meeting of the Spacecraft Plasma Interaction Network in Europe (SPINE) will be held on the 25th and 26th of October 2018 at ESTEC (ESCAPE Dance room), Keplerlaan 1, 220AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands

The SPINE workshop is an open forum on new research and technology, needs and plans in the area of spacecraft plasma interactions.

We seek contributions on topics of interest such as :

  • Charging environments and standards
  • Material properties (measurements, databases, new materials, etc ..)
  • Electric propulsion plasma environments, interactions with spacecraft and electrical orbit raising
  • Charging of Cubesats and Nanosats
  • Particle and Wave instrument contamination by plasma plumes effects
  • Plasma instruments and electrostatic cleanliness
  • Charged dusts in space, interactions with space probes
  • SPIS software performance, current and future developments, interoperability with other simulation tools

the above list not being exhaustive. For this 25th edition we propose in addition to hold a specific discussion on the effects of electrical propulsion in the context of orbit raising missions, contributions in all domains being most welcome as usual.

We would like to invite you to indicate your intention to participate and propose contributions (title and author) and/or discussion topics until September 15th 2018 by sending an email to:

fabrice.cipriani – at – esa.int and david.rodgers – at – esa.int

The meeting agenda will be available and updated through the TEC-EPS indico page.

Also, please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think may be interested.

Note : Participation to the meeting is free of charge and open to all organisations from ESA member states but prior registration (by replying to this e-mail) is required to be given access to the meeting venue.

Fabrice Cipriani, David Rodgers, and Grégoire Déprez

Further Information on SPINE

The objective of the Spacecraft Plasma Interactions Network in Europe (SPINE) 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. It is acting as an advisory body for the ESA Space Environment and Effects Network of Competences.

Further details of SPINE and previous SPINE meetings can be found at on the SPINE Web site.

Presentations and talks

Presentations, talks and communications of the 25th SPINE meeting

Access

Further information regarding how to access to ESTEC can be found here.

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15th SCTC conference

The 15th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference (SCTC2018) will be held at Integrated Research Center of Kobe University, Japan from 25th to 29th of June, 2018.