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25th Spacecraft Plasma Interaction Network in Europe (SPINE) Workshop

Escape Dance Room (ESTEC)

Escape Dance Room


Keplerlaan 1 220AG Noordwijk The Netherlands
Fabrice Cipriani (ESA), Mika Holmberg (ESTEC)

The SPINE workshop is an open forum on new research and technology, needs and plans in the area of spacecraft plasma interactions.

We seek contributions on topics of interest such as, but not excluding to:

- Charging environments and standards
- Material properties (measurements, databases, new materials, etc.)
- Electric propulsion plasma environments, interactions with spacecraft and electrical orbit raising
- Charging of Cubesats and Nanosats
- Particle and Wave instrument contamination by plasma plumes effects
- Plasma instruments and electrostatic cleanliness
- Charged dusts in space, interactions with space probes
- SPIS software performance, current and future developments, interoperability with other simulation tools


  • Ali Varsani
  • Andrea Sita
  • benjamin ruard
  • Bjarne Andersson
  • Bruno Delacourt
  • Christian Imhof
  • Christophe Theroude
  • David Rodgers
  • Denis Payan
  • Erwin De Donder
  • Fabrice Cipriani
  • Fredrik Johansson
  • Gabriel Giono
  • Gregoire Deprez
  • Guillaume Tcherniatinsky
  • Jean-Charles Matéo Vélez
  • Jean-Jacques Berthelier
  • Jean-Pierre Lebreton
  • Julien Forest
  • Leonie Buntrock
  • Luca Bucciantini
  • Mario Merino
  • Mika Holmberg
  • Morgan Kjølerbakken
  • Pierre Sarrailh
  • Sofia Bergman
  • Sylvain Ranvier
  • Sébastien Hess
  • Tanguy Lagree
  • Thursday, October 25
    • 9:30 AM 9:40 AM
      Introduction 10m
      Speakers: David Rodgers (ESA), Fabrice Cipriani (ESA)
    • 9:40 AM 10:05 AM
      Understanding Langmuir Probe low energy ion measurements at comet 67P 25m
      Speaker: Fredrik Johansson (IRF)
    • 10:05 AM 10:30 AM
      Correction of low-energy ion measurements from Rosetta-ICA for the effects of spacecraft charging 25m
      Speaker: Sofia Bergman
    • 10:30 AM 10:55 AM
      Rosetta ions measurements simulation 25m
      Speaker: Guillaume Tcherniatinsky (LATMOS)
    • 10:55 AM 11:15 AM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:15 AM 11:40 AM
      Simulation of Langmuir probes measurements in magnetic fields 25m
      Speaker: Guillaume Tcherniatinsky
    • 11:40 AM 12:05 PM
      Preliminary simulations about MMO orbiter (BepiColombo mission) 25m
      Speaker: Luca Bucciantini
    • 12:05 PM 12:30 PM
      Cassini plasma wake simulations compared with Langmuir probe measurements 25m
      Speaker: Mika Holmberg
    • 12:40 PM 1:40 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 1:40 PM 2:10 PM
      Feedback on SPIS capabilities / performances to address science mission needs 30m
    • 2:10 PM 2:35 PM
      Spacecraft Charging in the updated LEO auroral environment: Dependence on the relative SA area 25m
      Speaker: Christian Imhof
    • 2:35 PM 3:00 PM
      Charging of the PICASSO CubeSat 25m
      Speaker: Sylvain Ranvier
    • 3:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 3:20 PM 3:45 PM
      Electron modeling in full PIC and hybrid plasma thruster plume simulations 25m
      Speaker: Mario Merino
    • 3:45 PM 4:10 PM
      SPIS system application for Electrical Propulsion 25m
      Speaker: Mr Lagree Tanguy (Airbus Defense and Space)
    • 4:10 PM 4:25 PM
      SPIS-EP summary and release 15m
      Speaker: Sebastien Hess
    • 4:25 PM 4:55 PM
      Discussion on EOR simulations and effects 30m
  • Friday, October 26
    • 9:30 AM 9:55 AM
      The EDGE/MoORa/SPIS-IC modelling chain to model the internal charging in the AMBER experiment 25m
      Speaker: Julien Forest
    • 9:55 AM 10:20 AM
      EDGE for ExtendeD Gdml Editor - A pre-processing tool helpful to design your SPIS CAD model 25m
      Speaker: Julien Forest
    • 10:20 AM 10:45 AM
      Metadata formalism for the description of spacecraft-environment interaction data and models 25m
      Speaker: Sebastien Hess
    • 10:45 AM 11:05 AM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:05 AM 11:30 AM
      Simulation and experimental investigation of dust charging and adhesion 25m
      Speaker: Jean-Charles Matéo-Vélez
    • 11:30 AM 11:55 AM
      Surface Potential Decay Measurement on Thin Layers 25m
      Speaker: Bruno Delacourt
    • 11:55 AM 12:10 PM
      Secondary emission tool 15m
      Speaker: benjamin ruard
    • 12:10 PM 12:45 PM
      Materials parameters and database discussion 35m
    • 12:45 PM 1:00 PM
      spine community announcements and workshop conclusion 15m
      Speakers: David Rodgers, Fabrice Cipriani
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
      SDAB meeting 2h