The Parker Solar Probe team awarded by the NASA

On November 13, the Parker Solar Probe team has been awarded the NASA Silver Achievement Medal in recognition of its “stellar achievement” as humanity’s first mission to explore the Sun’s corona and the solar wind within the extreme environment around our star. The LPC2E participates in this mission through the SCM search-coil instrument.

Delivery of the CLUPI camera to the ExoMars 2020 mission

The colour camera CLUPI (Close-UP Imager) was delivered on July 11, 2019 to ESA for integration on the rover of the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars 2020 mission. CLUPI is the colour close-up imager on board the next ESA mission to the Mars surface. It is the equivalent of the hand-lens used by all geologists during field work and thus it will play an important role to achieve the mission objectives. The LPC2E was responsible for encapsulating and testing the image sensor of the CLUPI instrument in the frame of a collaboration with Frances Westall (CBM, CNRS Orléans) who is Co-PI of the CLUPI project.