Munin (satellite)

Summary

Munin was a Swedish nanosatellite. It was launched on November 21, 2000 on a Delta II rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, together with two other satellites. Munin was developed by the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in cooperation with students from Luleå University of Technology and Umeå University. Last contact was on February 12, 2001, after a manual CPU reset; failure was probably in the boot PROM.

General information

  • Dimensions
    • Size: 213 x 213 x 218 (height) mm
    • Mass: 6 kg
  • Science
    • Combined ion and electron spectrometer
    • High energy particle detector
    • Miniature CCD camera intended for auroral imaging
  • Onboard computer

Elliptical polar orbit. Perigee: 698 km, apogee: 1800 km.

See also

References

  1. ^ dlr.de - Munin - A Swedish nanosatellite, Klas Johnsson, Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
  2. ^ ti.com - TMS320C50 datasheet
  3. ^ irf.se - On board computer, Data Processing Unit (DPU)
  • Official site
  • About the launch