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. […]