Terma to head the ASIM observatory for the ISS

August 25, 2010 at 9:46 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: ASDNews

(Lystrup/Herlev, August 24, 2010) — The Danish high-tech company Terma is to head a European space project with the objective to take measurements and make observations from the International Space Station (ISS).

The research project ASIM -The Atmosphere Space Interactions Monitor – is an observatory that in 2014 will be placed at the exterior of the Columbus module of the European part of the ISS.

This is the first time, Terma is main contractor of space equipment on a program for the European space organization ESA and at the same time it is the largest Danish commitment in space since the Orsted satellite.

At the beginning, the project was initiated from Denmark and in fase A carried through as a study headed by the Danish National Space Center (now DTU Space). In the next industrial phase B, Terma was responsible for the specifications and design. The production phase (C) was initiated at the beginning of August 2010 with expected launch and activation (phase D) in 2014.

Further to participating actively in the development of optical instruments for the ASIM, Terma is also heading and coordinating the joint activities from the participating countries and companies and is responsible for the total program to ESA. Besides Denmark, Italy, Norway, Poland, and Spain are also participating in the program…more

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