SITAEL again on ISS, with the Space Storm Hunter

SITAEL technology is again on board of ISS, inside the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, also known as the Space Storm Hunter, installed outside the European space laboratory Columbus.

Illustration of the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM, bottom box) mounted to the European space laboratory Columbus. Credits: ESA – D. Ducros

April 16, 2018 – Launched on April 2nd, 2018, with CRS-14 Falcon-9/Dragon by SpaceX, the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) has been extracted from Dragon Trunk and installed on Columbus External Platform Facility (CEPF) using Canadarm2.

ASIM, also known as the Space Storm Hunter, is a climate observatory designed for detecting transient luminous event and terrestrial gamma ray flashes. The payload hosts two Instruments, a Modular X and Gamma Ray Instrument (MXGS) and a Modular Multi-Imaging Assembly (MMIA).

SITAEL is proud of having provided through an ESA contract the high voltage power supplies for the MXGS Instrument.