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.
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. […]