“PION” device for studying ionospheric plasma on board of a micro-satellite based on the "YuzhSat" platform

1Kokhanov, AB, 1Venediktov, Yu.I, 1Barabanov, NA, 1Venediktov, AYu.
1Odesa National Polytechnic University, Odesa, Ukraine
Space Sci. & Technol. 2019, 25 ;(2):38-42
Publication Language: Ukrainian
We present the design of the "Pion" device, which is intended for installation on board micro-satellites. It is developed at the Odesa National Polytechnic University. The device provides data about the mass composition, density, temperature, directional velocity of ions of the cold ionospheric plasma, and the potential of the satellite shell relative to the plasma. The device uses a flat analyzer with a braking potential as a sensor. In the article, we consider the prerequisites for creating the device, the device design, principles of its operation and processing of measurement results. Technical and scientific characteristics of the device are presented too.
Keywords: data processing, device, micro-satellite, space plasma
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