Space Plasma Physics
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| INSTITUTET FÖR RYMDFYSIK
|| Space Plasma Physics programme, UPPSALA
| Swedish Institute of Space Physics
|| (59o50.272'N, 17o38.786'E)
is an ambitious project catching up with a comet, following it in its
orbit for two years (2014-2016), putting a lander (Nov 2014) and finally
itself onto the surface of the comet nucleus. Our onboard space weather station
LAP was active from start to end!
Back to Rosetta LAP home page
The LAP team
instrument itself is a cooperative effort by several research groups:
European scientists participate as co-investigators,
eventually supporting the analysis of scientific data.
- Swedish Institute of Space
Physics, Uppsala: we are the PI (Principal Investigator)
team for LAP, which means we are responsible to ESA. We coordinate the
project, provided the analog
partly the digital design, wrote the flight software, manufactured the
sensors and harness, conducted the basic tests, plan the operations, do
calibrations and verifications of the data, and finally create and
maintain the data archive.
- The Institute of Physics,
Oslo University provided ground support equipment, supported
the integrated tests, supports flight operations and takes care of the
data retrieval from ESA.
- The Finnish
Meteorological Institute in Helsinki manufactured and partly
designed the digital hardware.
- The Alfvén
laboratory, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm
the DC/DC converter and did the soldering of the analog electronics.
LAP forms a part of a larger collaboration of plasma instrument groups
known as the Rosetta Plasma Consortium (RPC).
Some LAP people with one of the two LAP probes now actually in space.
last modified on Friday, 20-May-2005 05:00:43 CEST