Missus experiment onboard bexus 15: An innovative integrated sensors suite for meteorological measurements in low pressure environments and for attitude reconstruction

F. Cucciarrè, S. Chiodini, C. Palla, G. Tovo, I. Vidali, D. Bettio, D. Cornale, V. Botti, E. De Villa Bais, M. Didonè, G. Colombatti, S. Debei

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Abstract

This paper describes the MISSUS experiment (Meteorological Integrated Sensor SUite for Stratospheric Analysis), developed at CISAS (Center for Studies and Activities for Space "G. Colombo") with the aim to characterize the most significant environmental parameters of thin atmospheres and fully reconstruct attitude and trajectory. MISSUS flew onboard the BEXUS 15 ESA/SSC/DLR stratospheric balloon in September 2012 and it has been designed to collect meteorological and attitude data and validate the atmospheric models during the ascent, cruise and descent phases. The flight provided an unique opportunity for testing the onboard innovative instrumentation, which has been designed basing on CISAS previous know-how on balloon flights and space missions. In particular, MISSUS temperature sensor is the prototype of the MarsTem, the instrument which will be part of the DREAMS suite (Dust characterization, Risk assessment, and Environment Analyser on the Martian Surface) onboard ESA Mission Exomars 2016. The design and the results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Pages107-114
Number of pages8
Volume721 SP
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event21st ESA Symposium om European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research - Thun, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 9 2013Jun 13 2013

Other

Other21st ESA Symposium om European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research
CountrySwitzerland
CityThun
Period6/9/136/13/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Cucciarrè, F., Chiodini, S., Palla, C., Tovo, G., Vidali, I., Bettio, D., Cornale, D., Botti, V., De Villa Bais, E., Didonè, M., Colombatti, G., & Debei, S. (2013). Missus experiment onboard bexus 15: An innovative integrated sensors suite for meteorological measurements in low pressure environments and for attitude reconstruction. In European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP (Vol. 721 SP, pp. 107-114)