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Space Mission Development | 2019-2020

In the context of ESA’s Comet Interceptor mission aiming at a comet flyby, BIRA-IASB has designed and built a combined electric and magnetic field sensor.
Micro-satellite dedicated to the monitoring of stratospheric ozone and other atmospheric trace gases that affect air quality and climate.
The Daedalus mission intends to study the Earth’s upper atmosphere and lower ionosphere by diving deep into the atmosphere at the perigee of its orbit.
BIRA-IASB was in charge of the electro-optical characterization of the MAJIS flight model detector, which extends to the visible and near-infrared (VIS-NIR) channel.
The two onboard instruments serve as successful proofs-of-concept for providing scientific measurements delivered using CubeSat technology.
In the recent rush to the Moon space agencies plan to build a small space station in lunar orbit. BIRA-IASB examines whether this would be a good place to host scientific instruments for space plasma physics.