Welcome to the case study section of the SPAN website. Our members have written case studies highlighting the successes and challenges of Space missions. The aim is to inspire, inform, or explain why Space missions are so valuable to our society.
PTOLEMY is an evolved gas analyser, which obtains accurate measurements of isotopic ratios of light elements. It was one of ten instruments on the Philea lander of the Rosetta Mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Authors: Piece adapted from STFC Food network post with review by Dr Geraint MorganRead Publication
A description of UK involvement in the ESA, NASA, and Italian Space Agency mission, highlighting some of the challenges, discoveries and successes. Author: Professor David Southwood CBERead Publication
26 February 2020
PhD and post-doctoral researchers from Manchester's Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry group have been working on an Earth and planetary science podcast, The Cosmic Cast. On The Cosmic Cast, they talk to researchers, from PhD to professor...
28 January 2020
SPAN is holding a meeting to discuss a UK Small Satellite Programme. The workshop is kindly being hosted by the University of Strathclyde and SoXSA. The objective is to review the appetite and scope of a SmallSat/CubeSat programme for the UK, to...