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  • SMILE Ground Support System Preliminary Design Review Successfully Completed

    On August 20, 2019, The Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE) Ground Support System (GSS) team completed a successful Preliminary Design Review (PDR) meeting in Beijing. Experts from project management, Satellite System, Chinese Control Center (CCC) system, Science Application System (SAS) and independent peer reviewers attended the meeting.

  • SMILE Co-Engineer Meeting held in ESTEC and IAMC

    After SMILE mission adoption by ESA in the beginning of March, 2019, Airbus in Madrid was selected as Payload Module (PLM) contractor. In order to consolidate the Interface Requirement Document (IRD) and the Interface Control Document (ICD) between each system. PLM – Payloads co - engineer meeting was held in ESTEC on 22nd April-3rd May. Then PLM - PF (Platform) co - engineer meeting was held in IAMC ( Innovation Academy for Microsatellites o...

  • SMILE 13th Science Study Team and Consortium meeting successfully held in Xi’an China

    From May 12 to 15, 2019, the 13th Science Study Team (SST) and joint meeting of the Solar Wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE) were held in Xi'an, China. The meeting was jointly convened by Chinese Chief Scientist Chi Wang, European Chief Scientist Graziella Branduardi-Raymont of University College London, and Project Scientist Philippe Escoubet of the European Space Agency (ESA). Over 90 people, including science team menbers f...

  • SMILE Study Team visited Xian Satellite Control Center

    SMILE (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer) is a joint space scientific mission between ESA and CAS. Telemetry &Telecommand of SMILE will be mainly charged by Chinese Control Center system and will be supported by ESA ground stations.In order to further implement the mission, ESA and CAS SMILE study team visited Xian Satellite Control Center (XSCC) on 15th May, 2019. XSCC introduced the history and missions at first, and then the...

  • The China-ESA Joint Mission SMILE Adopted for Implementation by ESA

    In late March 2019, the Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer, or SMILE, a China-ESA joint mission, was adopted for implementation by the European Space Agency (ESA). The adoption, as a milestone event, signifies the kick-off of the engineering phase of the joint scientific mission, which aims to study the interaction between the solar wind and the Earth magnetosphere. The mission will be launched in 2023 and will be operated in or...

  • SMILE SST 13 and Consortium Meeting Announcement

    The SMILE SST 13 and consortium meetings will be held in XI’an city during 13-15th May 2019.We recommend you to live in Vienna International Hotel (Xi'an Big Goose Pagoda) (Address: No.609 Xiying Road, Yanta District, Xi'an, 710054) and SMILE SST meeting venue will be the Beethoven Hall in this hotel. This hotel is located in the center of XI’an city near the Big Goose Pagoda. The negotiated price is 350RMB/Room/night including breakfast. P...