The research will be carried out using a single stage S30 in early winter 2016.
The payload will be launched in this period into geo-magnetically active conditions to study the auroral electrojet.
The FFU’s will be deployed from a spinning main payload and use their residual spin after deployment to extract their wire booms. All FFU’s are self-sufficient and will be recovered by helicopter for data extraction after landing with their own parachute system.
SSC is contracted for the mission
SSC is in addition providing
P.I. is Ass. Prof. Nickolay Ivchenko, Department of Space and Plasma
Physics at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
The FFU’s and their ejection system are developed by KTH
|Launch site||Esrange Space Center|
|Launch date||First opportunity|
February 1, 2016
|Rocket type||single stage S30|
|~ 240 kg including LEEWAVES|
|Apogee||~ 125 km|
Krister Sjölander, Project manager, (SSC)
Mikael Töyrä, Project Manager for the launch facilities (SSC)