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ASIM Science Data Centre

The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor is a climate observatory for the International Space Station - ISS. It is developed by the ASIM consortium for ESA. The ASIM consortium is formed by Terma A/S, Technical University of Denmark, University of Bergen, University of Valencia, Polish Academy of Sciences Space Research Center, and OHB Italia. The Technical University of Denmark is leading the scientific advisory board to ESA and Terma A/S is the prime contractor under ESA for the payload development. Initial phases started in 2004 to 2009, and development started in 2010. ASIM was launched April 2nd, 2018, with CRS-14 Falcon-9/Dragon by SpaceX. The budget of ASIM is 35-40 MEUR. ASIM scinece data center (ASDC) is processing and distributing the ASIM data. More about ASDC


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DTU Space

University Bergen, BCSS

University of Valencia

DTU Space uses space as a base for research and technology development in order to learn more about the Universe and Earth, to study climate and environment on Earth and create results and technologies that benefit society.

Birkeland Centre for Space Science (BCSS) is a Centre of Excellence (CoE) at the University of Bergen (UiB), that also includes scientists from NTNU and UNIS. The objective of BCSS is to understand how Earth is coupled to space.

Our university, founded over five centuries ago by the Juries of Valencia, has become a modern, public university that teaches all areas of knowledge: social, economic and legal sciences, experimental sciences, engineering, health sciences, educational sciences and the humanities.

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Beyond the storm clouds

Article about the latest ASIM results that appearred ih the Science section of The Statesman newspaper, an English-language daily printed in Kolkata, New Delhi, Siliguri and Bhubaneshwar. This article appearred in the newspaper on Wednesday 29th January 2020.
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Mon 24 Feb 2020, 10:20

Denmark's space mission ASIM constitutes a cycle of knowledge

The first major results from the Danish-led ASIM mission, which investigates lightning in space, were recently on the front page of Science. This concludes a cycle of knowledge for DTU Space
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Mon 20 Jan 2020, 15:31

Danmarks store rumprojekt ASIM udgør en cyklus af viden

De første store resultater fra den dansk-ledede ASIM-mission, som undersøger lyn i rummet, var for nylig på forsiden af Science. Dermed sluttes en cyklus for DTU Space, der står bag projektet.
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Mon 20 Jan 2020, 15:29

Rumforskere sætter Danmark på forsiden og strøm til grundforskningen

Det er sjældent, at dansk forskning rydder forsiden hos et af verdens mest anerkendte videnskabelige tidsskrifter, Science. Men det skete for nylig - ganske velfortjent. Danmarks hidtil dyreste rumprojekt, ASIM fra DTU Space, kunne for første gang fortælle detaljeret, hvad der foregår, når tordenguden Thor kører sin stridsvogn hen over himlen med Mjølner højt hævet. Forskerne gav et unikt kig ind i nogle af klodens voldsomste energiudladninger, nemlig de såkaldte jordiske gammaglimt, som opstår i særlige former for lyn.
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Mon 20 Jan 2020, 13:21

Birkeland Centre for Space Science publishes animation of a Terrestrial Gamma Flash

Birkeland Centre for Space Science in Bergen has released an animation of a TGF seen in conjuction with an ELVE in the Earth's ionosphere. The animation, produced by Mount Visual in Norway, shows the events that produce lightning, TGFs and ELVES, based on data from ASIM. The BCSS in Bergen is an important partner in the ASIM/ASDC collaboration, and their researchers are co-authors on the Science paper that describes the data and theory behind the processes shown in the animation. TGFs and ELVES were only detected for the first time in the 1990's, because they are of very short duration. The human eye can barely see these events, and even a person with a high-speed camera would have to be very lucky to snap a picture at just the right time. The events shown in this 40 second animation actually take only a couple of milliseconds to occur. ASIM is the first mission designed solely to detect these events.
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Fri 17 Jan 2020, 09:32

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