Belgian User Support and Operations Centre
To improve the understanding of the granular dynamics the Soft Matter Dynamics Experiment Container was instaled inside the Fluid Science Laboratory on board the International Space Station.
ASIM will give insight into the luminous phenomena that take place over violent thunderstorms (elves, sprites, blue jets and terrestrial gamma ray bursts). Since then B.USOC is operating continuously ASIM and transfers its data to the scientists.
B.USOC switched off the external platform SOLAR on board the International Space Station after nine years of successful operations.