Prisma (satellite project)
Prisma satellite during integration
|Mission type||Technology demonstrator|
|Operator||Swedish National Space Board, DLR, CNES|
1 year planned|
8 years, 3 months and 3 days elapsed
|Manufacturer||Saab Ericsson Space, Omnisys Instruments, ECAPS|
Mango: 145 kg (320 lb)|
Tango: 50 kg (110 lb)
Mango: 80 cm × 130 cm (31 in × 51 in)|
Tango: 80 cm × 31 cm (31 in × 12 in)
Mango: 300 watts|
Tango: 90 watts
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||15 June 2010, 14:42:16 UTC|
|Launch site||Dombarovsky 370/13|
|Semi-major axis||7,086 kilometres (4,403 mi)|
|Perigee||668.3 kilometres (415.3 mi)|
|Apogee||749 kilometres (465 mi)|
|Epoch||24 March 2015, 11:08:39 UTC|
Prisma is a satellite project led by the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) which consist of two satellites that fly in formation. Prisma is operated in collaboration with CNES, the French space agency, which provides the radiofrequency metrology system that enables the satellites to fly in close formation while autonomously avoiding collisions.
It was launched, along with the PICARD spacecraft, on 15 June 2010 on a Dnepr launcher from Dombarovskiy Cosmodrome, near Yasny, Russia. Its primary objective is to test autonomous formation flying. A secondary objective was to flight test a new monopropellant thruster using ammonium dinitramide (ADN) propellant.
On 12 August 2010, SSC reported that the two satellites, called Mango and Tango, had separated from each other for the first time.
- "Successful launch of the Swedish Prisma satellites". Swedish Space Corporation. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
- "PRISMA (MANGO) Satellite details 2010-028B NORAD 36599". N2YO. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
- "PRISMA PROGRAMME SEEKS TO ACQUIRE EXPERTISE IN FORMATION FLYING" (Press release). Toulouse: CNES. June 22, 2006. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
- Clark, Stephen (15 June 2010). "French Sun Satellite and Swedish Experiment Blast Off on Russian Rocket". Space.com. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
- 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)
- "The Swedish Prisma satellites have separated". Swedish Space Corporation. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
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