SoSpIM – Spectral Solar Irradiance Monitor

Customer: European Space Agency (ESA)
ESA Contract No. 4000136801/21/NL/PBa

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.

The view expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Space Agency.