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Munin is a Swedish auroral research nanosatellite that was launched by a Delta 2 rocket at 13:24 UT from Vandenberg AFB. The 6 kg, cubical spacecraft with solar cells covering all sides is a student-built spacecraft, and carries a combined electron-ion spectrometer and a solid state detector for high energy particles. Also on-board is a miniature CCD camera to image auroras. Only the interesting data over auroral passes will be captured, compressed, and stored in a 2 MB memory for downloading during Kiruna (Sweden) passes.

Alternate Names

  • 26621

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-11-21
Launch Vehicle: Delta II
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 6 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Sweden)


  • Space Physics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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