News from the ESA website: As part of the Italian State visit to the Netherlands, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano toured ESA’s space research and technical centre on Wednesday.
University of Salzburg’s interactive Iris display was also presented at this occasion (on the left in the photo below).
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The aerospace research group of the University of Salzburg joined the Austrian Centre for Scientific Computing. By this the aerospace researchers have now access to a second supercomputer for their research.
Doppler cluster. Foto: Thomas Gräupl
News from the ESA-website:
ESTEC, ESA’s technical heart, opened its doors to the public on Sunday, and the response was impressive. More than 8500 people visited over the course of the day – averaging one new visitor every 2.5 seconds.
The Open Day saw thousands of people strolling through the European Space Technology and Research Centre, ESTEC – ESA’s largest establishment based in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. [..]
The Einstein and Newton conference rooms hosted a series of lectures and videos on space activities, while visitors also had the chance to handle hardware that had actually been in orbit – a deployment motor for Hubble’s solar arrays – and try operating a simulated version of Iris, Europe’s future space-based system for air traffic control.
Interactive Iris display in use at ESTEC open day. Foto: Rafaella Florou
Interactive Iris display in use at ESTEC Open Day. Foto: Rafaella Florou