Science with Minisat 01

  • Alvaro Gimenez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Emilio Varela Arroyo
    Pages 1-2
  3. J. Torres, R. Alfageme
    Pages 21-29
  4. Fernando Cerezo Martínez
    Pages 31-38
  5. J. Isern, F. Giovannelli, L. Sabau, E. Bravo, J. Gómez-Gomar, M. Hernanz et al.
    Pages 39-48
  6. Herbert W. Schnopper, Eric Silver, Stephen Murray, Suzanne Romaine, Simon Bandler, Christine Jones et al.
    Pages 49-65
  7. Franco Giovannelli, Lola Sabau-Graziati
    Pages 67-80
  8. Roberto Viotti, Cesare D. La Padula, Domenico Nanni, Agostino Vignato
    Pages 81-88
  9. Antonio Talavera, Jesús García, Carlos Quintana, Eduardo Fernandes
    Pages 89-96
  10. Angel Sanz-Andrés, Pablo Rodríguez-de-Francisco, Julián Santiago-Prowald
    Pages 97-121
  11. Xavier Ruiz, Laureano Ramírez-Piscina, Jaume Casademunt
    Pages 135-140
  12. Carmen Morales, Joaquín Trapero, José F. Gómez, Verónica Orozco, Alvaro Gimenez, Stuart Bowyer et al.
    Pages 141-150
  13. Stuart Bowyer, Eric J. Korpela, Jerry Edelstein, Michael Lampton, Carmen Morales, Juan Pérez-Mercader et al.
    Pages 155-161
  14. Dieter Breitschwerdt
    Pages 163-176
  15. Jerry Edelstein, Stuart Bowyer, Eric J. Korpela, Michael Lampton, Joaquín Trapero, José F. Gómez et al.
    Pages 177-185
  16. Ricardo Génova, John E. Beckman
    Pages 187-195

About this book


This book includes the proceedings of the Workshop held in Madrid, April 1999 to celebrate 2 years of successful operation of the first Spanish small scientific satellite in orbit. It contains discussions about the overall philosophy of small mission programs, the design of the satellite and its payload as well as the most relevant scientific outcome of the mission. Also included are additional contributions to the workshop, which are of importance to Minisat 01 in order to put its results within context.
Finally, the future of small missions for space sciences is reviewed together with the main technological challenges for new studies.
Out of the technological and scientific results of Minisat 01, the measurement of the EUV airglow spectrum and the flux of some stars in the same range can be highlighted together with the dismiss of the massive neutrino decay theory.
The high-energy experiment analyzed the characterization of the radiation environment in LEO and the behaviour of different kind of detectors, as well as the use of coded masks for imaging and the measurement of some specific sources.
The book's level is intended for specialists in EUV and Hard X-Ray astrophysicists as well as for engineers and technicians involved in space science experiments and missions.


algorithm astronomy astrophysics design instruments platform space

Editors and affiliations

  • Alvaro Gimenez
    • 1
  1. 1.LAEFF, INTAMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3814-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0686-6
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