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FRIPON-Chile Stations

     Place                      Host                  Status   

  • Paranal                    ESO                          Online

  • El Sauce                  Obstech                   Online

  • Cerro Calan            DAS/UChile              Online

  • Laguna Santa Rosa Refugio Maricunga  Online

  • Tierra Amarilla           Desierto Cosmico   Online

  • Mendoza                    ETec                          Online

  • Salamanca                   (CLCO02)                Pending

  • Inca de Oro                 El Pirquen                 Online

  • La Silla                            TAROT                      Online

  • Escondida               (CLAN02)                  Pending

  • Peine o San Pedro  (CLAN04)                  Pending

  • Baquedano                 (CLAN05)                  Pending

  • Calama                     (CLAN06)                  Online


FRIPON is an efficient fireballs detection and characterization ground-based network started in France in 2016 with over one hundred cameras, and which has been extended to Europe and Canada including eighty additional stations. The network has shown to be able to statistically analyze matter falling on Earth - extra-terrestrial particles ranging in sizes from a few millimeters to a few meters - enabling a determination of the impact area through precise astrometry and triangulation, and allowing the organization of search campaigns to recover freshly fallen meteorites.

After five succesful years of operation in the northern hemisphere, it appears necessary to extend this network outside Europe - especially to the southern hemisphere - where the lack of detection is obvious in order to obtain an exhaustive vision of the problem.

FRIPON-Chile is the name of the extension of the FRIPON network to Chile, crucial for filling-in this gap in the detection of these events in the southern skies.

FRIPON-Chile team

Founding Institutions

Technical management and deployment: Felipe Gutierrez (U. de Chile), Hernan Pulgar (DAS/U. de Chile), Marcelo Tala (MAS/UAI), Rene A. Mendez (DAS/U. de Chile), Sebastien Bouquillon (LFCA/U. de Chile).

Associated scientists: Millarca Valenzuela (MAS/UCN), Rene A. Mendez (DAS/U. de Chile), Kathy Vieira (UDA), Andres Jordan (MAS/UAI), Christian Nitschelm (UA), Massinissa Hadjara (CASSACA/U. de Chile), Alejandro Clocchiatti (PUC), José Nilo (ULS), Maja Vuckovic (UV), Hebe Cremades (UM), Sébastien Bouquillon (LFCA/U. de Chile).


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Copyright © FRIPON-Chile Team - Hosted and maintained by LFCA and DAS Universidad de Chile.

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