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.
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.
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.
„The International Planetary Probe Workshop is an annual congregation of scientists, engineers, and technologists from around the world to working in disciplines supporting planetary probes for exploration.“
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.
From March 26 to April 13, 2023, the final demonstration of TRIPLE-FRS took place on the Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland. During the field test, the FRS system, which included sonar, radar, and permittivity components, was integrated into a melting probe. Both the melting performance and individual system tests were conducted
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.
During the spring meeting 2023 of the DPG (German Physical Society) in Dresden, Mia Giang Do gave a presentation focusing on the TRIPLE-IceCraft melting probe and the TRIPLE-FRS system as part of an invited prize talk.
From January to March 2023, the demonstration of the TRIPLE-IceCraft melting probe took place on the Ekström Ice Shelf, near Neumayer-Station III. The field test was conducted by a team from the Physics Institute III B (RWTH Aachen University) and the GSI GmbH (Aachen).
More information to the expedition in the DLR Blog.
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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 https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-13052). 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, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-13052, 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.