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Apr 1

Integration of HERMES detector system

We are pleased to announce that all elements of the HERMES detector system demonstration module (DM) are in house at Fondazione Bruno Kessler  (FBK), and our team is looking forward to start the assembly.  Integration and test of the detector system were planned to take place at FBK  Labs during March and April 2020.  The […]

Sep 25

HERMES Payload Front-End breadboard passes cross-talk test

Experimental activity, carried out in the framework of both ASI led HERMES-Technological Pathfinder and H2020 HERMES-Scientific Pathfinder projects, is proceeding quickly with the integration and testing of the Payload Front-End breadboard. The board includes two key elements of the detector system, the X-ray detectors (Silicon Drift Detectors, SDDs, designed by INFN-Trieste and Università di Udine […]

May 25

HERMES-SP 2nd management meeting

The HERMES-SP 2nd management meeting took place at the Aerospace Department of Politecnico di Milano, on May 22-23, 2019. Partner’s delegates and work package leaders updated the team on the work progress. Strategies and plans were discussed and optimised in view of the 12th month project milestone.

Nov 21


The HERMES-SP project has officially started on 1/11/2018, with the kick-off meeting held at INAF-IAPS at CNR Headquarters in Rome on Nov 21-22, 2018. Delegates of all Partner companies were present.

Nov 6

HERMES: nano-satelliti per Astrofisica delle Alte Energie

Il progetto HERMES-Scientific Pathfinder (SP) è stato selezionato dalla Commissione Europea tra i vincitori del recente bando Horizon 2020 SPACE-20-SCI. HERMES-SP è coordinato da Fabrizio Fiore dell’Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) ed è basato su una collaborazione internazionale che include, oltre l’INAF, l’Università di Cagliari, il Politecnico di Milano, le Università di Trieste, Udine, Ferrara, […]

Nov 6

Nano-satelliti a caccia di esplosioni cosmiche

Il progetto Hermes-Scientific Pathfinder (Sp), finanziato nel bando Horizon 2020 Space-20-Sci, è un progetto straordinariamente innovativo a fronte di costi relativamente ridotti e prevede la realizzazione di tre nano-satelliti, equipaggiati con rivelatori in banda X ad alta tecnologia e di piccole dimensioni. La costellazione Hermes-Sp dedicata all’osservazione di Gamma Ray Burst (Grb), sarà in grado […]

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