Small recoverable payload for deployable sounding rocket experiments
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the 19th Esa Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, 2009, 281-284 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We present a design of a small payload for deployment from sounding rockets. The payload is intended for measurements in the ionosphere and the acquired data is stored onboard. For a secure recovery of the data and possible re-use of the payload, an inflatable structure is deployed during the payload descent. This reduces the payload speed and protects it from ground impact. On the ground, a localization system is activated, sending the payload position via a satellite link, and providing a radio beacon signal. The proposed small payload will allow high time resolution multipoint measurements in the ionosphere with small separation distances, thus allowing to address a number of unresolved questions in the field.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. 281-284 p.
, ESA Special Publications, ISSN 0379-6566 ; 671
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-121684ISI: 000308797400048ISBN: 978-92-9221-235-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-121684DiVA: diva2:619911
19th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, JUN 07-11, 2009, Bad Reichenhall, GERMANY
QC 201305072013-05-072013-05-032013-05-07Bibliographically approved