Jul 27

Integration of HERMES detector system at FBK Labs

The activities of integration and test of the hermes payload resumed at FBK labs starting from the beginning of June 2020 with the preparation of the jigs needed for the integration, and the finalization of the procedure for the SDD reinforcement.  Schedule 1 Crystal Wrapping & crystal box assembly 2020 June 30. @FBK + INAF […]

May 17

Spirit & HERMES, a new partnership for innovative space science and technology

  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 […]

May 15

Mid term milestone reached!

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 […]

May 1

M18 project milestone reached!

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.

Apr 1

Integration of HERMES detector system at FBK Labs

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 […]

Jan 23

HERMES-SP Payload Meeting @ UniUd

The Mathematics and Physics Department of the University of Udine hosted the HERMES-SP team on the occasion of the Payload Meeting on January 22-23, 2020. Payload and system scientists planned the next steps of the testing and integration of the HERMES payload.

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.

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