New knowledge about giant lightning bolts in space

Tue 09 Apr 2019, 14:11

Measurements from the large ASIM space project shows a firework of blue lightning and X-ray radiation above thunderclouds. After one year in space, the ASIM (Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor) observatory on the International Space Station (ISS) has given researchers from Denmark’s Technical University (DTU) a new and better understanding of how lightning is created, and how thunderstorms can affect the stratosphere and the climate. Picture: ESA

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The Science Circling Above Us on the International Space Station

Fri 08 Mar 2019, 14:54

The International Space Station orbits Earth, 400 km above our heads, running scientific experiments that cannot be done anywhere else. Read on for our bi-weekly update on European science in space. Picture: ESA

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ASIM observatory captures first giant lightning

Tue 29 May 2018, 14:08

DTU scientists have analysed the first amazing images of a violent thunderstorm over the Earth captured by the ASIM observatory at the International Space Station. Picture: ESA/DTU Space

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ASIM observatory now installed

Fri 20 Apr 2018, 14:03

DTU is looking forward to receiving data from the ASIM space observatory, which was installed on the International Space Station (ISS) last weekend. Picture: ESA/P.Thomsen

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Congratulations to ASIM launch and installation

Thu 19 Apr 2018, 15:50

IDEAS congratulates the University of Bergen, the Birkeland Centre for Space Science, Terma AS and the Technical University of Denmark with the successful launch and installation of the ASIM instrument featuring the MXGS gamma ray detector on the International Space Station.

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New atmosphere instrument on International Space Station looking for thunderstorms

Tue 10 Apr 2018, 15:46

On Friday, April 13, 2018, the Danish ASIM experiment will be installed on the outside of the European Columbus module of the ISS International Space Station. The instrument must give us insight into the luminous phenomena that take place over violent thunderstorms. The Belgian B.USOC is responsible for the infrastructure and operations of ASIM. Picture: DTU Space

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The Dragon module carrying ASIM has arrived at the ISS

Tue 10 Apr 2018, 13:59

The Dragon spacecraft with the Danish ASIM project on board has reached the International Space Station. Andreas Mogensen helps guide the spacecraft from the NASA control centre in Houston. Picture: NASA TV

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Hunting mystery giant lightning from space

Sat 07 Apr 2018, 16:05

Thunderstorms are some of the most spectacular events in nature, yet what we can see from the surface of our planet is only the beginning.

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Prototech with hardware delivery to the climate observatory ASIM at the International Space Station

Wed 04 Apr 2018, 15:35

The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) was successfully launched on April the 2nd by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida. On board was equipment delivered by Prototech. Picture: ESA

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Wed 04 Apr 2018, 15:31

The CRS-14 Dragon capsule rendezvous and berthed with the International Space Station after a two-day trek to the orbiting outpost. Capture by the robotic Canadarm2 took place at 6:40 a.m. EDT (10:40 GMT) April 4, 2018, while the orbiting complex was fly some 250 miles (400 kilometers) above southern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Picture: NASA

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