The SpIRIT (Space Industry Responsive Intelligent Thermal) project, led by Michele Trenti, from the University of Melbourne, has been awarded a $3.95 million Australian Government grant. The funding from the International Space Investment Expand Capability Program will allow researchers to build a small satellite – SpIRIT – to be launched in space by 2022 in collaboration with multiple Australian […]
The HERMES-SP project reached its mid term milestone the last April 30 2020.The following 10 documents were prepared and submitted on the EC portal for a total of more than 1000 pages: D1.4 Interim periodic report M1-M18 WP1 INAF D3.1 Payload Design Document WP3 INAF D3.2 Design Definition File (Space Segment) WP3 POLIMI D3.3 Design […]
On April 30th, 2020, despite the covid-19 epidemic, HERMES-SP has successfully met the M18 project milestone. Bravo! to all out scientists, engineers, students and all the HERMES-SP team for making this possible. Now heading forward to the launch! Next destination: Space.
A chat with Martin Elvis and Jonathan McDowell on astrophysical applictions of cube-sats.
The HERMES-SP 3rd consortium meeting took place in Cagliari on October 3-4, 2019.
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 […]
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.
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In January 2019 our team has performed irradiation tests on the GAGG scintillator crystal that will be used in the X- and γ-ray detector on board HERMES-SP. The tests have been performed in the research room of the Trento Proton Therapy Centre of TIFPA. The pictures show the GAGG(Ce) crystals and the experimental setup. […]
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.