Louvain4Space

L4SPACE Louvain-La-Neuve

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The idea of a Louvain4Space originated from the fact that scientists working in the space sector at UCLouvain generally have a few space projects within many other projects. The space sector at UCLouvain is mostly transverse. It concerns the following institutes: ELI, ICTM, IMCN, IMMC, and IRMP from the Science and Technology Sector (SST), IONS and IREC from the Health Science Sector (SSS) and ESPO, ISP and ISPOLE from the Humanities Sector (SSH). Louvain4Space was born on the 3rd of October 2017 and actually (February 2018) has 82 members. We have the ambition to gather even more institutes and members than the actual ones. Do not hesitate to inform us of your interest via email.

This exchange platform is created within the frame of activities within the incubation period of our Louvain4Sapce. We wish to share calls and best practices to respond to this calls, knowledge for synergetic research programs, network, etc. Pooling and sharing of information is crucial for UCLouvain's participation in space programs and related research.

News

Environment

Where’s the water on Venus?

The presence of water on planets composed mainly of rocks and metals, such as Earth, Mars or even Venus, dates back to the earliest stages of their formation. This is shown by...

New publication from UCLouvain in Nature Geoscience

Led by Cedric Gillmann, the ULB and UCLouvain members of ET-Home have published a Nature Geoscience paper on “Dry late accretion inferred from Venus’s coupled atmosphere and internal...

Mars, from the inside

The mission’s name sums up its goal: InSight Mars should lead to a better understanding of the planet’s internal structure. Since November 2018, data flows have been analysed by...

Alpbach Summer School 2020 registration opening

Would you like to use engineering and/or science to solve problems that can be addressed by space missions? If yes, consider applying to the Summer School Alpbach. Every year, the Alpbach...

ESA - Young Graduate Trainee 2019

You recently got your Masters' degree - or are close to get it? European Space Agency is looking for bright minds willing to gather experience within a stimulating international environment. ESA...
Science and technology

Artificial intelligence for space exploration

Michael Saint-Guillain, a computer engineering research assistant at UCLouvain’s ICTEAM, didn’t plan on working in the fascinating realm of outer space. And yet, in 2018, while a PhD...

Mission: satellite data training for ESA

This week, from 16 to 20 September in Louvain-la-Neuve, nearly 100 carefully selected researchers participate in the ‘Advanced Training in Land Remote Sensing’, a training in the...
Environment

Using satellite data to track changes in earth’s surface

A team from the Earth and Life Institute has generated a database describing land-use change so thematically detailed that it is now used by institutions such as the OECD and the United...
Technology

Detecting dark matter: seven hints point to primordial...

  For several decades, astrophysicists have suspected the existence of so-called dark matter, constituting the bulk of all matter in the universe, but have not detected it directly....

Mars, about to reveal its inner side

Mars was habitable 4.6 million years ago. Today, it isn’t. Véronique Dehant, department head at the Royal Observatory of Belgium and a part-time professor at UCLouvain, tries to understand how...