Mission phase: B closure
Period: since 2011
Initial TRL: 3
CSRC contribution: Design of the power supply unit for the RPW instrument. Activities: design, development, analysis, breadboarding, manufacturing, testing, verification, qualification, integration.
The RPW experiment is unique amongst the Solar Orbiter instruments in that it makes both in-situ and remote-sensing measurements. RPW will measure magnetic and electric fields at high time resolution using a number of sensors/antennas, to determine the characteristics of electromagnetic and electrostatic waves in the solar wind.