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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

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.

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24th SPINE meeting

The 24th meeting of the Spacecraft Plasma Interaction Network in Europe (SPINE) will be held on 23rd of October 2017 at ESTEC (Newton 1 room), Keplerlaan 1, 220AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

This one day workshop will be an open forum on new research and technology, needs and plans in the area of spacecraft plasma interactions.

In particular we seek to trigger interactions with the scientific community on the topic of electrostatic cleanliness of scientific spacecraft embarking sensitive wave and particle instrumentation together with ion emitting systems (e.g. THOR/CLUSTER missions). In addition aspects related to material properties and databases /exchange formats will be addressed.

Contributions on topics of interest such as :

  • Particle and Wave instrument contamination by ion plumes effects
  • Material properties (measurements, databases, new materials, etc ..)
  • Charging environments and standards
  • Electric propulsion plasma environments
  • Plasma instruments and electrostatic cleanliness
  • SPIS performance, current and future developments, interoperability with other simulation tools

are very welcome, the above list not being exhaustive.

We plan to have a dedicated discussion on modelling requirements for the assessment of particle and field measurement contamination by ion plumes, including EM coupling between the ambient plasma and plumes, wave generation, numerical methods (including EM solvers) and associated uncertainties.

Please indicate before the 22d of September 2017 whether you intend to participate and whether you would like to contribute with a presentation (title and author required) or a discussion topic. In either case please indicate by sending an email to:

fabrice.cipriani – at – esa.int .

Note : Participation to the meeting is free of charge and open to all organisations from ESA member states but prior registration is required to be given access to the meeting venue.


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23rd SPINE meeting

The 23rd meeting of the Spacecraft Plasma Interaction Network in Europe (SPINE) will be held on 4-5 April 2017 at ESA Headquarter, 8-10 rue Mario-Nikis, Paris, FRANCE. This will be a venue to discuss new research and technology requirements and plans in the area of spacecraft plasma interactions and to present scientific results and work in progress.

It is expected that this SPINE meeting will address the following topics:

  • Material properties (measurements, databases, new materials, etc ..)
  • Charging environments and standards
  • Electric propulsion plasma environment
  • Plasma instruments and electrostatic cleanliness
  • SPIS performance and current and future developments

This list is not exhaustive and any other topics related to spacecraft-plasma interactions are potentially relevant.

It is foreseen to hold the technical sessions on 4 April AM and PM and 5 April AM.

Please indicate before 1st March 2017 whether you intend to participate and whether you would like to contribute with a presentation (title and author required) or a discussion topic. In such a case please indicate by sending an email to:

alain.hilgers – at – esa.int .


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22nd SPINE meeting

The 22th meeting of the Spacecraft Plasma Interaction Network in Europe (SPINE) will be held on 23-24 March 2016 at CNES- The French space agency, Room Léonard de Vinci, 18 avenue Edouard Belin, 31 401 TOULOUSE CEDEX 9, FRANCE.

This will be a venue to discuss new research and technology roadmaps in the area of spacecraft plasma interactions and to present scientific results and work in progress. This SPINE meeting will be jointly organized by ESA, ONERA and the CNES CCT-Space and Atmospheric Environment and will particularly focus on the electric propulsion and the interaction of plasma plumes with spacecraft.

Nonetheless the following topics will also be addressed:

  • Electrostatic cleanliness, charging and deep dielectric charging of satellites
  • Plasma instruments
  • Material electrical properties (measurements, databases, new materials, etc ..)
  • SPIS performance and current and future developments

This list is not exhaustive and any other topics related to spacecraft-plasma interactions are potentially relevant.

Please indicate before 11 March 2016 whether you intend to participate and whether you would like to contribute with a presentation (title and author required) or a discussion topic. In such a case please indicate by sending an email to:

sebastien.hess – at – onera.fr

with copy to:

alain.hilgers – 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.

Because of access restriction to the CNES centre, it is required that all person that attend the meeting indicate it by mail before 11 March. In order to ease the access, please indicate your name, date and place of birth, nationality, company name and a valid passport number. A valid passport will be required to access the centre.