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2020-07-03

We are proud to present a new introductory film, in which the Royal Belgian Institute is being presented in all its facets. Discover the many fields of research and societal challenges in which the Institute is active (currently hosted on YouTube) :

The Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) - SCIENCE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH

 

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Summary

The Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) is a federal scientific institute that conducts research on the Earth's atmosphere, but also on the atmospheres other celestial bodies in the solar system, such as Venus, Mars, Jupiter and even comets.

BIRA-IASB studies the impact of the Sun, Nature and Man on atmospheric changes, using models, lab experiments and observations from the ground, from the air or from satellites. This research includes themes such as air quality and climate, but also atmospheric phenomena such as the stratospheric ozone hole, aurora and meteors.

The Institute’s engineers design and build instruments and space missions both for Earth observation and for missions to our neighbouring planets; the scientists develop high-quality scientific services and products that meet the needs of the user community in all its research areas, while the B.USOC operators support experiments on board the International Space Station.

Thanks to

  • ZEN-IT – www.zen-it.be - for the production, in collaboration with journalist Philippe Malburny
  • Everyone at BIRA-IASB who contributed to this film
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We present a new introductory film about BIRA-IASB, its scientific and engineering activities.