ESA's team of Australian adventurers is made up of four scientists.
Detlef Koschny, Joe Zender and André Knöfel will be
looking for Leonids, while Roland Trautner will be carrying out
trials with a prototype instrument, called the Mutual Impedance
probe, and measuring changes in the electric field of the atmosphere.
The fifth member of the group, Olivier Witasse, will be supporting
their efforts from the European Space Research and Technology Centre
The team's travels will begin with a flight from the Netherlands on 10
November. After their arrival in Perth, they will pay a short visit to
the New Norcia ground station which is being built to support ESA's Rosetta
mission to Comet Wirtanen.
On arrival in Broome, 1500 km to the north of Perth, the team will
collect their four-wheel drive camper cars for the expedition into
the outback to their final destination - Lake Eda.
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