Solar Orbiter RPW, PSU

solar orbiter satellite

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.

Partners:

  • LESIA, France
  • CNES, France
  • Astronomical Institute, CAS, Czech Republic
  •   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.