The Geocosmos project for the Ukrainian Junior Satellite

1Ivchenko, VM, 2Kozak, LV, 3Venediktov, Yu.I, 4Zbruts'kyi, OV, 5Korepanov, VYe., 6Kryuchkov, EI, 6Lizunov, GV, 5Lukeniuk, AA, 6Fedorenko, AK
1Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
2Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Physical Faculty, Kyiv, Ukraine
3Odesa National Polytechnic University, Odesa, Ukraine
4National Technical University of Ukraine «Kyiv Polytechnic Institute», Kyiv, Ukraine
5L’viv Centre of the Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, L’viv, Ukraine
6Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2004, 10 ;(5-6):017-020
Publication Language: Ukrainian
A project of scientific experiments onboard the Ukrainian Junior Satellite (UJS) is proposed. The UJS creation and launch are provided in accordance with the National Space Program of Ukrfor 2003–2007. The purpose of our project is fundamental researches in field of ionospheric physics and the elaboration of some methods for near-Earth space monitoring. Novelty in the project is the use of UJS for the direct detection of ionosphere response to natural and man-caused influences from below (ecological monitoring). The proposed complex of devices onboard UJS includes electromagnetic field and ionosphere-particle detectors and also TV aine and spectrometer devices for observations of both meteorological structures (cyclones, frontal zones) and disturbances on ground/ water surfaces. The complex of devices under consideration can be used not only for solving scientific problems of the project but also for carrying out the Earth remote sensing. Most of the devices have their prototypes worked out for the projects «Interball», «Prediction», and «Variant».
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