Testing of the ICARUS flight hardware successfully finalized

Published by Max Planck Institute on Fri, 06/02/2017 - 14:00

All partners (Roscosmos, DLR, RSCE, STI, MPIO and I-GOS) met from 29.5.-2.6.2017 at Lake Constance to hold the German part of the acceptance test of the ICARUS flight model. The ICARUS hardware will now be shipped to Moscow for the final tests in July. Ready for launch, the ICARUS flight model will then be transported to Baikonur approximately one month prior to the launch in October.

Successful Acceptance Test of the ICARUS Qualification Model

Published by Max Planck Institute on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:18

Roscosmos, DLR, RSCE, MPIO, I-GOS and STI have held a successful meeting on February 16th to conduct the first part of the acceptance test of the qualification model of ICARUS (QM AT 1) and coordinate the future milestones of the project.
Due to the failue of the December Progress Launch, there is a complicated situation with respect to the resources on the ISS. This situation has caused a delay for the ICARUS launch. Instead of the June 15th date, we expect the confirmation of the ICARUS launch date now for October 12th, 2017. 


Workshop on "Earth observation through animals"

Published by Max Planck Institute on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 14:04

A very successful workshop on "Earth observation through animals" was held on September 30th at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin. The meeting was organized by the Leopoldina The German National Academy of Sciences and coordinated by Martin Wikelski (Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell) and Katrin Böhning-Gaese (Senkenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre BIK-F, Frankfurt). Attached the program of the workshop (only in German).

ICARUS flight hardware - built and ready for the launch in June 2017

Published by Max Planck Institute on Fri, 08/05/2016 - 15:08

The ICARUS Antenna ready for the launch to the International Space Station ISS in June 2017. The picture was taken at SpaceTech GmbH in Immenstaad where the ICARUS hardware was built.

ICARUS presented at the ILA (International Aerospace Exhibition) 2016 in Berlin

Published by Max Planck Institute on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:28

ICARUS was successfully presented at the DLR (German Air and Space) Space Pavillon during the ILA (International Aerospace Exhibition) 2016  in Berlin. The launch and the implementation of the ICARUS hardware on the Russian Service Module of the ISS  is now confirmed for June 2017. 

Above please see the brandnew ICARUS article 'space-based animal research' released in the DLR "Countdown" Magazine, June 2016.