Foresail-1

"The Foresail-1 is the first satellite of the Finnish Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Space with a mission that..."

"Foresail-1 is a satellite mission of Finnish Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Space, and its main payload is Particle Telescope (PATE), developed by University of Turku.

The PATE is a particle detector capable to measure electrons and protons, their energies and pitch angles. The electrons are monitored with a range of 80 to 1600 keV with a single channel, while the protons are monitored with a range of 8 to 30 MeV in two energy channels.

The secondary payload is the Electrostatic Plasma Brake, developed by Finnish Meteorological Institute. The device is designed to lower the orbit altitude of the satellite and deorbit the satellite.

The Foresail-1 satellite has a planned to be launched launch in Q4 2019.

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