The research was carried out using a single stage S30 in early winter 2016.
The payload was launched in this period into geo-magnetically active conditions to study the auroral electrojet.
The FFU’s were 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 was contracted for the mission.
SSC was 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
Krister Sjölander, Project manager, (SSC)
Mikael Töyrä, Project Manager for the launch facilities (SSC)