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Fripon, the French network to spot meteorites

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The scientific journal Astronomy & Astrophysics published a full article on the Fripon network (Fireball Recovery Interpalnetary Observation Network). Among the co-authors, three members of the ICB laboratory, Vincent Boudon, Cyril Richard and Jean-Marie Jouvard made their contributions as well as other members of OSU THETA, Philippe Rousselot and François Meyer.

Launched in 2016, Fripon is a connected network, unique in the world, for meteorite research. 360 ° sky surveillance, day and night. This mesh aims to detect falling meteorites as explained to us by Vincent Boudon, CNRS research director at the ICB laboratory:

The Fripon network, initiated by the Paris Observatory and the National Museum of Natural History and with the support of the National Research Agency, aims to detect the fall of extraterrestrial bolides, in order to calculate their trajectory and, if possible , to recover meteorites, precious witnesses of the history of the Solar System. Bourgogne Franche-Comté is at the forefront of this project, with 9 cameras, two of which are housed at the University of Burgundy: one in Dijon, on the roof of Wing D of the ICB Laboratory and one at the IUT of Châlon -on-Saône. The system very regularly detects cars (see:


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