Fireball Recovery and InterPlanetary Observation Network

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The core of the FRIPON project (Fireball Recovery and Planetary Inter Observation Network) is to

  • determine the source region(s) of the various meteorite classes,
  • collect both fresh and rare meteorite types and
  • perform scientific outreach.

This will be achieved by building the densest camera network in Europe (100 digital cameras covering the entire French territory), based on state of the art technologies and associated with a participative network for meteorite

Asteroid 2008 TCS and meteorit Almahata Sitta.
Recovery