ISAAC Experiment

Infrared Spectroscopy to Analyse the middle Atmosphere Composition

ISAAC (Infrared Spectroscopy to Analyse the middle Atmosphere Composition) is a student rocket experiment. The team consists of 13 students from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) cooperating with Stockholm University.

From december 2012 to March 2014, the ISAAC team is designing and building an experiment that will be launched from Kiruna, Sweden, aboard the REXUS 15 sounding rocket.  The scientific objective of our experiment is to determine the CO2 concentration in the middle atmosphere using Infra-Red spectroscopy. Therefore, we will need to use two free falling units: a transmitter, the ISAAC-Tx and a receiver, the ISAAC-Rx. The technical objective of our experiment is to maintain the transmitter in sight of the receiver.

The ISAAC project is a part of the REXUS/BEXUS programme, run by the European Space Agency ESA, the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

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