NEWS & EVENTS

  • E.T.Pack partner at Dresden University of Technology successfully ran the C12A7 hollow cathode thruster for the first time.
  • The following E.T.Pack paper received the Best Paper Award in the Space Session of the conference:
    G. Sarego, L. Olivieri, A. Valmorbida, A. Brunello, E. C. Lorenzini, L. Tarabini Castellani, E. Urgoiti, A. Ortega, G. Borderes-Motta and G. Sánchez-Arriaga, “Deployment Requirements for Deorbiting Electrodynamic Tether Technology”, Presented at the Aerospace Europe Conference AEC2020 – Clean Sky, 25-28 February 2020, Bordeaux, France.
  • The Project Coordinator visited Gerardo Diego school in Leganes. Using several experiments and games he explained to 5-years old kids the space debris problem and the tether solution.
The Coordinator plays the “Kessler Syndrome Game” with the kids (left) and explains to a kid how electrodynamic tethers work (right) .
  • E.T.PACK Team celebrates the third Project Meeting in SENER Madrid, January 23th-24th,2020.
  • November 25, 2019, An interview with G. Sánchez-Arriaga (UC3M) and Lorenzo Tarabini (SENER) about the E.T.PACK project in “A Golpe de Bit”, a Radio Programme in Radio Exterior de España. Find the interview at here.
  • November 12 and 14, 2019, E.T.PACK Exposition in “Semana de la Ciencia de Madrid” at Rey Pastor Building at  UC3M: The exposition includes 5 poster, a booth, a video, one experiment to play with the Lorentz force and some hardware elements like an electrodynamic tether.
  • November 4, 2019: Article in Scientific America  about TEPCE, a challenging mission by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, mentions the E.T.PACK project:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/kilometer-long-space-tether-tests-fuel-free-propulsion/

  • E.T.PACK Team celebrates the second Project Meeting in IKTS Fraunhofer, September 26th-27th,2019.
  • The VenetoNight: Researcher’s Night took place at the University of Padova (UniPD) and other universities in the region on September 27th, 2019. The event goes on for a full day till late evening in the historical courtyard of the universities with stands from different departments of UniPD. The event has a wide attendance from the general public; Padova is an old University town with 62000 students. The video of E.T.PACK was projected continually on TV screens at the stand of UniPD–CISAS. 
  • UC3M hosts the International Conference on Tethers in Space (TiS 2019 12-14 June). This conference is a great opportunity for sharing the last advances in tether technology and bring together space tether community, including researchers, space agencies and industry. Visit the website of the conference at http://eventos.uc3m.es/go/TiS2019.
Participants of the Sixth International Conference on Tethers in Space
  • Pedro Duque, Spanish Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities, Marina Grossi, daughter of one of the fathers of the electrodynamic tether concept Mario Grossi, and Juan Jose Vaquero, UC3M Vice Chancellor of Science Policy, joined the Conference Dinner of the International Conference on tethers in Space hosted by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid from 12-14 June, 2019.
Marina Grossi (left), Pedro Duque (center), and Juan José Vaquero (right) at the Sixth International Conference on Tethers in Space.
  • E.T.PACK team has attended the EIC Pathfinder Event that took place on 19 June in Bucharest and is co-organised by the European Commission and the Romanian Presidency as part of the Innovative Enterprise Week series of events.
SENER E.T.PACK leader Lorenzo Tarabini (left), E.T.PACK Project Officer Adriana Godeanu (center), and E.T.PACK Coordinator Gonzalo Sánchez-Arriaga (right) at EIC Pathfinder Event, June, 2019