Prisma

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Prisma
Operator Swedish National Space Board, DLR, CNES
Major contractors Swedish Space Corporation
Launch date 15 June 2010
14:42 UTC[1]
Launch vehicle Dnepr rocket
Mass >200 kg (total mass)

Prisma is a satellite project led by the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) which consist of two satellites that fly in formation.[1]

It was launched, along with the PICARD spacecraft, on 15 June 2010 on a Dnepr-1 launcher from Dombarovskiy Cosmodrome, near Yasny, Russia. Its primary objective is to test autonomous formation flying.[1][2] A secondary objective was to flight test a new monopropellant thruster using Ammonium DiNitramide (ADN) propellant.[3]

On 12 August 2010, SSC reported that the two satellites, called Mango and Tango, had separated from each other for the first time.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Successful launch of the Swedish Prisma satellites". Swedish Space Corporation. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Clark, Stephen (15 June 2010). "French Sun Satellite and Swedish Experiment Blast Off on Russian Rocket". Space.com. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  3. ^ K. Anflo, et al., SSC09-II-4, EXPANDING THE ADN-BASED MONO PROPELLANT THRUSTER FAMILY (accessed 22 July 2014); K. Anflo, et al., SSC07-X-2, FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION OF NEW THRUSTER AND GREEN PROPELLANT TECHNOLOGY ON THE PRISMA SATELLITE (accessed 22 July 2014)
  4. ^ "The Swedish Prisma satellites have separated". Swedish Space Corporation. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 

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