A lander called InSight, an abbreviation for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is scheduled to launch in March 2016. It will be the first mission devoted to understanding the interior structure of the Red Planet. [...]
Press release May 22, 2015 09:10
An ML 4.1 earthquake occured last night at 03h52 (local time) close to Ramsgate, Kent (UK).
The relatively great depth, estimated at 15 km, explains why no damage has been observed in the epicentral area, and why this event was felt in a broad area, up to a distance of 250 km from the epicenter. [...]
Wei Huang, a PhD student in the Operational Directorate “Reference System and Planetology” of the ROB, has obtained the best student paper award at the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and European Frequency and Time Forum 2015, in Denver, Colorado.
Wei Huang was awarded for his work on time transfer using the BeiDou satellite signals, the Chinese equivalent of the GPS. [...]
Experts on the study of massive stars meet at the ROB for the workshop “Massive Stars and the Gaia-ESO Survey” from 5 to 7 May 2015 [...]
Visible as a partial eclipse in Belgium (83%) [...]
The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS) informs us that a positive leap second must be introduced on June 30, 2015. [...]
Dr. Carine Bruyninx, responsible for the GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) research group of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, has received on Dec. 16, 2014 in San Francisco, the Ivan I. Mueller Award of the Geodesy Section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). [...]
Véronique Dehant works at the Royal Observatory of Belgium, where she is responsible for the Operational Directorate “Reference Systems and Planetary Science”. She is also Extraordinary Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain.
She was or is involved as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) or Co-Investigator (Co-I) of several radioscience space experiments aiming at planetary geodesy and at physics [...]
More than 350 scientists from all over the world will gather in Liège, Belgium to discuss the newest insights in space weather. They try to predict solar storms and understand how these storms travel through space and can impact the Earth. Space weather is not only of interest to scientists, but it is also important for companies that, for example, [...]
PROBA2 is an ESA satellite built in and operated from Belgium. Its main purpose is to study the Sun and space weather. To this end, it successfully uses of a number of new and experimental technologies. David Berghmans, of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, is one of the researchers at the origin of the PROBA2 project. He explains: “The ‘A’ [...]