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INSTITUTET FÖR RYMDFYSIK Space Plasma Physics programme, UPPSALA
Swedish Institute of Space Physics (59o50.272'N, 17o38.786'E)

LAP logo Rosetta 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!
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Rosetta LAP

The LAP team

The LAP instrument itself is a cooperative effort by several research groups:
  • 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 and 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 provided the DC/DC converter and did the soldering of the analog electronics.
Several other European scientists participate as co-investigators, eventually supporting the analysis of scientific data.

LAP forms a part of a larger collaboration of plasma instrument groups known as the Rosetta Plasma Consortium (RPC).

LAP people with sensor
Some LAP people with one of the two LAP probes now actually in space.
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