Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA)

Since its creation in 1964, the main tasks of the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) are research and public service in the field of space aeronomy, which includes the study of the physics and chemistry of the atmospheres of the Earth and other planets, and of outer space ( BIRA-IASB has strong expertise in designing and operating instruments and experiments to monitor atmospheres and space environment. It has also developed a strong know-how in the exploitation of measurements from ground, air and space, as well as their geophysical interpretation using, among others, theoretical and numerical models.