Evaluation of Space Enviroment
NASA Langley Research Center
Sunsat successfully launched on February 23, 1999
The Meteoroid Impact Sensor experiment is one of a complement of experiments to fly on the SUNSAT satellite. The experiment will monitor the meteoroid and small mass man-made debris population. The experiment, which utilizes MOS detectors, is similar in concept and design to the Orbiting Meteoroid & Debris Counting (OMDC) experiment flown on the Clementine spacecraft. When space debris or meteoroids particles impact the sensor, the sensor location and time of impact is stored and down linked for data analysis. From this information, space-debris flux and directionality can be assessed. NASA /LaRC has provided support regarding the MOS sensor and experiment design. SUNSAT is an experimental satellite developed by the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
AORP | Clementine | EuReCa | ESEM | Hubble
LDEF | MDIM | MEEP | MIS | MPID