EIDEL together with UiO to deliver Multi-Needle Langmuir Probe (m-NLP) to ISS

EIDEL will together with UiO deliver the m-NLP instrument to the Bartolomeo Platform onboard the ISS.

The m-NLP will be hosted on the Bartolomeo platform on the International Space Station ISS. (courtesy: Airbus)

The m-NLP will be hosted on the Bartolomeo platform on the International Space Station ISS. (courtesy: Airbus)

Quote from www.Spacenewsfeed.com as a part of a press release from Airbus:

“The Multi-Needle Langmuir Probe (m-NLP) is an instrument from the University of Oslo and the Norwegian company Eidsvoll Electronics to measure ionospheric plasma densities. With its relatively low orbit, the ISS passes near the peak plasma density of the ionosphere. The m-NLP is currently the only instrument in the world capable of resolving ionospheric plasma density variations at spatial scales below one metre. It will gather valuable data from the equatorial and mid-latitude ionosphere, enabling study of the dynamic processes in this region in unprecedented detail. The Langmuir Probe will map plasma characteristics around the globe.” 

Please see rest of Airbus press release:

https://www.spacenewsfeed.com/index.php/news/4232-esa-and-airbus-sign-contract-for-bartolomeo-platform-on-the-international-space-station

EIDEL appreciate all support by the Norwegian Space Agency, the ESA GSTP programme and TEC Directorate at ESTEC during all previous and current development activities for the m-NLP instrument.