From 17 to 21 October 2022 plenty of activities, lectures, public events are taking place in the framework of the Belgian Space Week. Several astronauts, of which part of the crews of our two Belgian astronauts will come to Belgium to take part in the events to celebrate the birthdays of their first flight.
Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy and Royal Meteorological Institute actively participate in the new European project, EURAMET’s EPM project BIOSPHERE, which aims to study the consequences of the increasing of the biologically active UV and space radiations, with significant implication for human health, plants and ecosystems, like cancers and cellular dysfunctions.
During the Open Days of the Space Pole in Uccle (September 2022), atmospheric researchers from the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) displayed the following posters on a wide range of topics within the field of aeronomy.
On the occasion of the opening of the Federal Climate Centre, a call for artwork is being launched. It aims to announce the location of this new Climate Centre and build a bridge to the public space.
The James Webb Space Telescope captured its first images and spectra of Mars on September 5, 2022. The telescope’s remarkable infrared sensitivity provides a unique perspective on our neighboring planet, complementing data collected by orbiters, rovers, and other telescopes.
Last week (September 2) marked the two-year anniversary of PICASSO’s launch, the first CubeSat mission of the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy. It has demonstrated the feasibility of atmospheric remote sensing and in-situ ionospheric plasma measurement with a CubeSat and has taught us valuable lessons about this new technology.