SPACE-GM
Space Weather Equipment
Space Weather Equipment

SPACE-GM

Geiger-Müller Counter System for Sounding Rocket Research

Applications

  • Cosmic ray measurements in harsh environments
    • in stratospheric balloon flights
    • on-board sounding rocket missions
  • Measurement of cosmic ray altitude flux profiles
  • Sensitivity in two orthogonal directions
  • Cosmic ray event alerts
  • Possible use on ground (fixed or mobile) / UAVs for
    • environmental monitoring
    • mapping of contaminated areas
    • localizing radiation sources

Special features

  • Fully autonomous operation
  • Configurable system
    • different type of GM-counters
    • up to a maximum number of 6 GM-counters

Flight heritage

  • Operation on the REXUS-17 sounding rocket with 6 GM counters in 2015 during a strong geomagnetic storm (REM-RED experiment, 88 km maximum altitude (N68°)

 

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