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Payload 10 Information


Payload Flight Number:

2009 - 10
Institution:

Montana State University /Montana Space Grant Consortium
Payload Title:

High Altitude Particle Detection and Collection Experiment

Student Leader:
  • Jayson Nissen
  • Physics Borealis Program
  • Montana State University
  • PO Box 172220
  • Bozeman,MT 59717
  • Email:Jayson_nissen@yahoo.com
Faculty Advisor:
  • Berk Knighton
  • Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • Montana State University
  • PO Box 173400
  • Bozeman, MT 59717
  • Email:bknighton@chemistry.montana.edu
  • Office:406-994-5419
  • Cell:406-599-3138
  • Fax:406-994-5407
Payload class:
LARGE
Payload ID Number:
10
Mass:
20kg
Current:
2240mA
Serial Commands:
yes
Discrete Commands:
2
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due:
Delivered:
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled:
Actual:
Flight Operation Plan
Due:
Delivered:
Final Flight / Science Report
Due:
Delivered:
Abstract:
The experiment is designed to determine the concentration, size distribution and chemical composition of particles in the upper atmosphere. Measurements will be obtained via two independent methods which will be used as a means of verifying each other. A passive collection system will be used to collect particles for chemical and morphological analysis using an electron microscope. Analysis will allow for the determination of the origin of the particles. A laser particle detector will be employed to measure particle size and number density which will be correlated with the number of particles captured to determine the efficiency of both experiments. Results will be compared with similar experiments flown throughout the 1960's to determine if there is any observable change in the stratospheric particle number density as a result of an increase in man-made space debris.
Payload Application:
Montana_HASP_2009.pdf

Payload Integration Plan:
Montana_PSIP_2009.pdf

Science Report:

Monthly Briefings: