Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB)

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Ringlaan-3-Avenue Circulaire , Brussels , Belgium , B-1180

The Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) (Dutch: Belgisch Instituut voor Ruimte-Aëronomie - BIRA, French: Institut d'Aéronomie Spatiale de Belgique - IASB) is a Belgian federal scientific research institute. Created in 1964, its main tasks are research and public service in space aeronomy, which is the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere of the Earth and other planets, and of outer space.

The scientists rely on ground-based, balloon-, air- or space-borne instruments and computer models. BIRA-IASB focus is on Chemistry & Physics of Atmospheres and Space Plasma Physics and building instruments to monitor atmospheres and the space environment.

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