Climate observatory ASIM on ISS

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The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) is a climate observatory for the International Space Station (ISS). It is developed by the ASIM consortium for ESA. The Technical University of Denmark is leading the scientific advisory board to ESA and Terma A/S is the prime contractor under ESA for the payload development. ASIM was launched April 2nd, 2018. The ASIM mission main scientific objective is to study the correlation between Transient Luminous Events (TLE) and Terrestrial Gamma Ray Bursts (TGF) which occur in the upper atmosphere above thunderstorms. This is achieved by the two instruments, one optical instrument for observing TLEs and one X and Gamma Ray instrument for observing TGFs.

Contact person
Full name
Jens Olaf Pepke Pedersen
Technical University of Denmark

DTU Space
National Space Institute
Centrifugevej 356
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Measured variables

Title Name Sort descending Data type Date from Date to Time resolution Instrument manufacturer Location
Transient Luminous Events TLE satellite Ongoing 1440 Minutes Terma A/S upper atmosphere
Terrestrial Gamma Ray Bursts TGF satellite Ongoing 1440 Minutes Terma A/S other