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First SPACEKIDS workshop.

The first of two SPACEKIDS workshops was held on 22nd January in Cardiff. The goal of this workshop was to interact with the international astronomy, earth observation and security communities to disseminate the benefits of KID detectors, and to identify stakeholder requirements for future instruments and mission concepts.

This was a free to attend workshop, open to all interested parties.

Aims & objectives:

  • To disseminate the current and potential future performance of KID arrays
  • To investigate the benefit / feasibility of using KID arrays as an alternative technology for existing / planned missions
  • To identify new experiments / instrument concepts enabled by the use of KIDs
  • Identify requirements for future missions – can these be met with KID arrays

Application areas:

  • Space science - MIR direct imaging / spectroscopy of exoplanets, Sub-mm / FIR imaging, spectroscopy and interferometry, CMB imaging & polarimetry
  • Earth observation - Sub-mm ice cloud remote sensing, Large area fast imaging precipitation monitors, Atmospheric chemistry monitoring

 The workshop programme and presentations can be found here.

 

2nd SPACEKIDs workshop

2nd international SPACEKIDs Workshop

The second, and final community workshop will be held on 10th March at the European Space Technology Centre, Noorwijk, Netherlands.

 

2nd SPACEKIDs workshop

2nd international SPACEKIDs Workshop

The second, and final community workshop will be held on 10th March at the European Space Technology Centre, Noorwijk, Netherlands.

 

Announcement of first SPACEKIDs workshop

The first SPACEKIDS workshop has been announced.

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SPACEKIDS Kicks-Off

The SPACEKIDS project "Kick-Off" meeting was held in Cardiff on  28th-29th January, 2013.

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