Towards low-cost Swedish planetary missions
2004 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
As a continuation of the Swedish tradition of designing small and high-quality spacecrafts such as Freja, Astrid, Munin, and SMART-1, Swedish scientists and engineers have proposed aggressive but feasible missions as the next national-level target: (1) an interplanetary plasma module (or subsatellite) Saga, and (2) a technology mission Prisma. The Saga micro-satellite contains a separation mechanism, technologically-challenging communication package, and plasma payload with an estimated total mass of 37kg to make the mission possible with a piggy-back launch or by attaching to another planetary mission. The Prisma mission consists of a semi-coordinated dual micro- and nano-satellites flying together in Earth orbit with state-of-art instruments to test. Both projects aim to develop and test new key spacecraft technologies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences and ISTS , 2004.
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-91590OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-91590DiVA: diva2:510826
24th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science Miyazaki, Japan May 30-June 6, 2004
Qc 201203212012-03-212012-03-192012-03-21Bibliographically approved