Aug 27 – 29, 2018
Paris, France
Europe/Paris timezone

A CubeSat-sized limb-sounder for the observation of high resolution temperature profiles in the middle atmosphere

Aug 28, 2018, 5:10 PM
Charpak room (Paris, France)

Charpak room

Paris, France

Pierre and Marie Curie campus Sorbonne University
talk Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges Session 3: Small satellite missions


Dr Martin Kaufmann (Forschungszentrum Jülich)


A limb sounder utilizing a Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer for the detection of the O2 Atmospheric A-Band is presented. This instrument is suited to fly on a 3-6 unit CubeSat. The purpose of the instrument is to measure vertical profiles of temperature in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere. A prototype version of this instrument was successfully tested on a REXUS sounding rocket by a student team.

Primary author

Dr Martin Kaufmann (Forschungszentrum Jülich)


Dr Brian Solheim (York University) Mr Denis Fröhlich (Forschungszentrum Jülich) Mr Friedhelm Olschewski (University of Wuppertal) Prof. Gordon Shepherd (York University) Dr Heinz Rongen (Forschungszentrum Jülich) Mr Jilin Liu (University of Wuppertal) Dr Klaus Mantel (Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Light) Prof. Martin Riese (Forschungszentrum Jülich) Mr Oliver Wroblowski (University of Wuppertal) Mrs Qiuyu Chen (University of Wuppertal) Prof. Ralf Koppmann (University of Wuppertal) Mr Tom Neubert (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

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