French satellite TARANIS will be tasked with studying of radiation from atmospheric lightning discharges and from optical phenomena observed between the Earth's troposphere and ionosphere. The IDEE-A unit is designed for the measurement control, storage and processing of the data and their pipelining to the scientific telemetry MEXIC.
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French satellite TARANIS will be tasked with studying of radiation from atmospheric lightning discharges and from optical phenomena observed between the Earth's troposphere and ionosphere (blue jets, red sprites, halos, elves). The IME-HF will record detailed waveform measurements of fluctuating electric fields in the frequency range from a few kHz up to 37 MHz.
The European Space Agency has selected the scientific instruments for the ExoMars mission landing platform for 2018. The WAM wave analyzer to measure changes in the magnetic field is among the six selected experiments. The proposal had been submitted by the scientific team of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics ASCR. The probe with the Czech scientific instrument will be launched in May 7, 2018.
ESA finalized the selection of the scientific hardware for JUICE probe with an objective of detailed planetary research of Jupiter and its moons. The probe will carry on-board 11 scientific instruments with co-developments provided also by Czech researchers. JUICE is going to start its journey in 2022 and is expected to reach Jupiter by 2030.
BMSW device has been designed and built at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University in Prague as a part of the measuring plasma complex for the Russian astrophysical satellite Spektr-R (Radioastron). It was successfully launched into orbit, which is suitable for measurement of processes in the Earth's magnetosphere.
An instrument for measuring thermal plasma in space TMPU was designed and developer at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics AS CR. The flight model was manufactured also by the company Czech Space Research Centre (CSRC) in Brno. The device will capture scientific data for research of thermal plasma in the vicinity of the Earth.