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  • 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...

  • The 8th SMILE Mission Science Study Team and Consortium Meeting Held at ESTEC

    The 8th Consorting Meeting for SMILE Mission Science Study Team is successfully held at ESTEC in Feb13-16, 2017. More than 50 experts and engineers attended the meeting. They are from UCL-MSSL (UK), Leicester Univercity (UK), University of Calgary (Canada), University of Liege (Belgium), University of Graz (Austria), ESA, ESTEC, NASA-GSFC (USA), Johns Hopkins University (USA), University of Bergen (Norway), RAL Space - Warwick Univercity (UK) ...

  • SMILE Executive and Technical Meeting held in Beijing

    On Jan. 18-20, SMILE (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer) Executive and Technical Meeting was held in National Space Science Center (NSSC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing. 7 in total of ESA (European Space Agency) delegation attended the meeting.

  • ESA and NSSC Announced a Joint Call for A Space Science Mission

    On January 19, 2015, the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration and the National Space Science Center (NSSC) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), have announced a joint call for a scientific space mission. The joint announcement solicits proposals from the scientific communities in the ESA Member States and in China. It is the first time ever that ESA have issued a joint call in this way with othe...