SoSpIM – Spectral Solar Irradiance Monitor

Art of Technology has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the Phase A2/B development of the Power SuPply Board (PSPB) that will interface with the SOLAR-C_EUVST Power Supply Unit (on-board the SOLAR-C spacecraft) and will convert and distribute power to the systems used in the Spectral Solar Irradiance Monitor (SoSpIM).

Funded by the Swiss Space Office (SSO), SoSpIM is a swiss experiment under the leadership of the Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos / World Radiation Center (PMOD/WRC) on-board on the JAXA Solar-C Space Mission that is scheduled for launch in 2027.

The Solar-C space mission aims at studying how the high temperatures of the plasma are created in the solar corona. The spacecraft will carry two instruments working hand in hand: a spectroscope in the extreme ultraviolet range (EUVST) and a solar irradiance monitor (SoSpIM). SoSpIM will observe solar flares on the surface of the Sun and evaluate the impact of solar irradiance on the Earth’s upper atmosphere.