27th Spacecraft Plasma Interaction Network in Europe (SPINE) meeting

Newton 2 (ESA/ESTEC)

Newton 2


Keplerlaan 1 2201 AZ Noordwijk The Netherlands

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

Contributions are very welcome in the various topics of interest for the European spacecraft/plasma community at large, such as: 

  • Evolution of surface and internal charging environments and standards   
  • Material properties (measurements, databases, new materials, etc.) 
  • Ground and space based experiments for surface and internal charging 
  • Electric propulsion driven plasma environments, electrical orbit raising 
  • Innovative numerical methods and approaches for surface and internal charging applications
  • Charging of Cubesats, Nanosats, effects on (miniaturised) instrumentation 
  • Plasma (instrumentation and spacecraft electrostatic cleanliness)
  • Charging of dusts in space, interactions with space probes 
  • Simulation tools performances, current and future developments, interoperability between tools 

The 27th edition is additionally encouraging contributions about models, simulation tools, experiments and data analysis related to internal charging.

27th SPINE meeting registration
  • Wednesday, 19 February
    • 09:30 09:40
      Introduction 10m
      Speaker: Fabrice Cipriani (ESA)
    • 09:40 10:05
      Surface Charging analysis for the MetOp-SG satellites 25m
      Speaker: Christian Imhof
    • 10:05 10:30
      JUICE spacecraft charging simulations and implications for particle measurements 25m
      Speaker: Mika Holmberg (ESTEC)
    • 10:30 10:55
      The exposed bus bars on Rosetta solar panels and the bittersweet implications on plasma measurements in space 25m
      Speaker: Fredrik Johansson
    • 10:55 11:15
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:15 11:30
      Low altitude charging events analysis of Jason-3 using amber data 15m
      Speaker: Florine Enengl
    • 11:30 11:55
      Droplet dyaminc modeling for LISA mission 25m
      Speaker: Marc Villemant
    • 11:55 12:20
      TEC-QEE Laboratory support for spacecraft charging investigations 25m
      Speaker: Bruno Delacourt
    • 12:20 12:45
      Determination and archiving of the electrostatic characteristics of space materials at ONERA 25m
      Speaker: Ludivine Leclercq
    • 12:45 14:00
      Lunch 1h 15m
    • 14:00 14:25
      Towards the merging of the surface and internal charging versions of SPIS 25m
      Speaker: Sébastien Hess (ONERA)
    • 14:25 14:50
      Modelling and experiments internal charging on connectors and PCBs 25m
      Speaker: Pierre Sarrailh (ONERA - The French Aerospace Lab)
    • 14:50 15:15
      AMBER Internal charging 25m
      Speaker: Pierre Sarrailh (ONERA - The French Aerospace Lab)
    • 15:15 15:30
      Coffee break 15m
    • 15:30 15:55
      Development of a 3D Internal Charging Engineering Module in FASTRAD 25m
      Speaker: Jérémie Plewa
    • 15:55 16:25
      Round table on internal charging needs and tools improvements 30m
    • 16:25 16:50
      Electrical Propulsion modelling at ADS 25m
      Speaker: Vincent Malzieu
    • 16:50 17:15
      Electrical Propulsion modelling at OHB 25m
      Speaker: Jens Laube
    • 17:15 17:40
      Development of an industrial simulation tool for plasma propulsion engineering 25m
      Speaker: Dejan Petkow
    • 17:40 18:15
      General feedbacks on EP - discussion 35m
  • Thursday, 20 February
    • 09:30 10:00
      New SPINE website update and community involvment 30m
      Speaker: Julien Forest (Artenum)
    • 10:00 10:50
      Round table on SPINE website (roles and responsibilities, questionaire) 50m
    • 10:50 11:00
      Conclusion and 27th SPINE Adjourn 10m
    • 11:00 11:15
      Coffee break 15m
    • 11:15 13:00
      SDAB 1h 45m