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Oct 16 – 18, 2024
CNES - Toulouse
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Dear Colleagues and Friends of the Spacecraft Plasma Interaction Network in Europe !

We are happy to announce that the 31th SPINE workshop, co-organised by CNES, ONERA and ESA, will take place from October 16th 13:00 until October 18th 13:00 at CNES Toulouse, France. 

Registration to the workshop and call for contributions (see indico website below) will open on Friday 31st May, and run until Friday September 27th, 18:00 CEST- please note that there will be no extension possible.

The SPINE workshop is a European forum addressing all topics related to spacecraft plasma interactions. 

This year, the workshop will fit within the COMET-CNES Atmospheric and Space Environment community ( We therefore encourage contributions in the following areas: 

  • Platform effects on Plasma measurements onboard Scientific missions (JUICE, Bepi Colombo, Solar Orbiter, etc…) 
  • Dust charging effects and interactions with systems in the context of lunar exploration and e.g. Deep Space Gateway
  • Electrical propulsion and plumes interaction with spacecraft, modelling and experiments, flight data analysis
  • High Performance computing and application to numerical codes for spacecraft - plasma interactions

Evolution of Internal Charging analyses and models, real time approaches

As usual the forum is fully open and contributions addressing the full range of topics (see below a non-exhaustive complementary list) are welcome!

  • Evolution of surface and internal charging environments and standards 
  • Material properties (measurements, 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) 
  • High power radiofrequency effects such Multipactor and Corona. 
  • Simulation tools performances, current and future developments, interoperability between tools 

Feel also free to contact us if you want to propose a session or discussion topic not listed above!

To register and submit your contributions, please use the following link:

Workshop announcement (and timely updates) can also be found here:

Feel free to forward to potentially interested colleagues. 

Should you have any question, please don't hesitate to contact us! 
Take care and ..Hope to see you in Toulouse in October!
Best Regards

The 31st SPINE organising committee

CNES - Toulouse
18 Avenue Édouard Belin, 31400 Toulouse (France)
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