The SSPA team is involved in mission studies (collaboration with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory / Caltech) aiming to study the internal structure of the planet Venus. Due to the coupling of the "solid" planet with the “atmosphere”, we believe we can detect earthquakes either with the help of balloons measuring infrasound in the upper atmosphere (60 km) of Venus, or by measuring luminescence in the infrared (airglow) from orbit. This collaboration resulted in several flights of instrumented balloons in collaboration with JPL / Caltech and Sandia Labs in the United States.
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- SSPA research team
- Infrasound and missions to Venus