Author: François Colas

Official launching of FRIPON

Observatoire de Paris – 61 avenue de l’Observatoire – 75014 Paris – France – www.obspm.fr Tuesday May 31st, 2016 marks the official launch of FRIPON, a unique interconnected network to search for meteorites. Eventually comprising 100 cameras spread out all over France, FRIPON introduces a night and day 360° watch of the sky. Born from the joint scientific expertise of Observatoire de Paris, of Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, of Université Paris-Sud, of Université Aix-Marseille and of CNRS, this network aims to detect meteorite falls, measure their trajectories and estimate their strewnfields so that field search campaigns can be organized. The...

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Fireball on June 22nd, 01h14 UT recorded by 18 video stations of FRIPON network

A bright fireball was largely recorded by the new FRIPON network, as it was recorded by 18 video stations (out of more than 60 dispatched all over the French territory), and 2 radio receptors (Orsay and Orléans, that are currently the only ones installed). The fireball appeared on June 22nd, 2016, at 01h14 UT. It was recorded on 2 radio receptors located in Orsay and Orléans. And it was also visually observed by people who reported it on the IMO/AMS fireball report platform. Calculations performed with FRIPON team software indicates that the meteor luminous path started between Chambéry and...

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