TRIPLE-FRS as Feature Article on IEEE Spectrum’s Journal Watch

Test camp on the Jungfraufirn glacier in Switzerland (Audehm – RWTH Aachen)

We are thrilled to announce that our recent article, published in the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, has been selected by IEEE Spectrum for their prestigious „Journal Watch“ series. This series highlights some of the most compelling research across a wide range of IEEE journals, reaching a global audience of professionals and enthusiasts alike.
Our article provides an overview of the FRS (Forefield Reconnaissance System), a vital component of TRIPLE. Being featured in IEEE Spectrum’s „Journal Watch“ series is a significant recognition of our work and showcases our progress to a broader audience in the scientific community.
You can read the featured article on IEEE Spectrum’s website here. Additionally, the original paper is available for reference here.
We extend our gratitude to IEEE Spectrum for this opportunity to share our research with the world. Stay tuned for more updates on our innovative project!

TRIPLE-IceCraft testing at Neumayer Station III in Antarctica

Our TRIPLE-IceCraft melting probe operators have arrived at Neumayer Station III on the Ekström Ice Shelf in Antarctica to continue testing the TRIPLE-IceCraft. Our four-person team consists of Dirk Heinen, Simon Zierke and Jan Audehm from RWTH Aachen University and Fabian Schöttler from GSI GmbH, Aachen. Following a 106-hour journey via Oslo, Cape Town, and the Norwegian Troll Station, we reached Neumayer Station III. Further details about our journey can already be accessed on Instagram and Twitter. We will continue to report on our tests and station life there. A new entry for the DLR blog is also in preparation.



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STE2023-II Synergy meeting of the DLR Explorer initiatives

The synergy meeting of the DLR Explorer Initiatives will take place at the DLR Cologne-Porz site from November 22nd to 24th, 2023. The EnEx and VaMEx projects initiated by the German Space Agency as well as the TRIPLE and EurEx project lines will present their work. The aim is to identify and utilize synergies as well as coordinate constructive collaboration.

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TRIPLE-nanoAUV Creating Access To The Oceans Of The Planets In Our Solar System („Zugänge schaffen zu den Ozeanen der Planeten unseres Sonnensystems“)

As part of the exhibition MARS findet Stadt for WISSENSCHAFTSJAHR 2023 – UNSER UNIVERSUM of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Dr. Christoph Waldmann (former external TRIPLE project coordinator) has held a lecture on September 12th, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the St. Stephani Cultural Church in Bremen.

TRIPLE-IceCraft and TRIPLE-FRS Presentations at IPPW 2023 in Marseille

At the 20th International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW) in Marseille, a presentation was submitted to share the latest test results of the TRIPLE-IceCraft melting probe conducted in the Ekström Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

For the TRIPLE-FRS project, Niklas Haberberger gave a poster presentation to introduce the subsystems, along with the integrated FRS system showcased inside a demonstrator.

TRIPLE-FRS Presentation at EGU General Assembly 2023 in Vienna

At the EGU (European Geosciences Union) General Assembly in Vienna, Fabian Becker presented a poster during the combined session on Cryospheric Science and Planetary Science, specifically addressing icy moons. The focus of the presentation was on the TRIPLE-FRS System.

Upcoming Event: COSPAR-22-B5.1: Ocean Worlds

The exploration of ocean worlds in the outer solar system has significantly expanded our set of targets in the quest to discover signs of life beyond Earth in the past decade and will continue to be in the ones to come. We invite contributions that cover a wide range of topics focusing on confirmed or potential subsurface (including surficial in the case of Titan’s lakes) ocean worlds of our solar system. The topics can include studies on the geomorphology and composition of ocean worlds, geophysics and ocean properties, as well as laboratory investigations and field work of analogue environments. Furthermore, studies that examine interactions between planetary interiors, surfaces, atmospheres, and astrobiology/habitability are welcomed.

Presentation at the virtual General Assembly of the European Geoscience Union 2021

During the virtual General Assembly of the European Geoscience Union (vEGU21) that was held from April 19th to 30th, 2021, a team consisting partly of TRIPLE members, presented a talk on „Concepts to utilize planetary analogue studies for icy moon exploration missions“ (Abstract at The virtual format of the conference allowed us to create a video that can be watched by everyone on YouTube.

This abstract of this cals is referenced with a DOI and can be cited as follows: Boxberg, M. S., Baader, F., Boledi, L., Chen, Q., Dachwald, B., Francke, G., Kerch, J., Plesa, A.-C., Simson, A., and Kowalski, J.: Concepts to utilize planetary analogue studies for icy moon exploration missions, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-13052,, 2021.

Poster presented at virtual DGG conference 2021

Poster presented at the virtual annual meeting of Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft on March 3rd, 2021

The German Geophysical Society (Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellchaft, DGG) held it’s annual conference from March 1st to 5th, 2021. It was a fully virtual meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During one of the poster sessions, a team of several scientists from TRIPLE-FRS and EnEx-WISE presented on the TRIPLE concept and focused on the geophysically most relevant aspects of the project. The attendees showed quite some interest and the discussion can still continue since the conference platform will be available online until the next annual meeting.

Following the conference, the poster was published on the publication server of FID GEO:
Boxberg, Marc S.; Audehm, Jan; Becker, Fabian; Boledi, Leonardo; Burgmann, Ben; Chen, Qian; Friend, Pia; Haberberger, Niklas; Heinen, Dirk; Nghe, Chi Than; Simson, Anna; Stelzig, Michael; Kowalski, Julia, 2021: TRIPLE – Ice Data Hub, Model-based Mission Support and Forefield Reconnaissance System. DOI 10.23689/fidgeo-3968.