Suomi 100 satellite operates as planned in space environment, scientific observations start in January 2019.
The Suomi satellite was launched on the 5th of December 2018. All sub-systems of the satellite are operating nominally and the payload camera has provided several images of the Earth. The scientific measurements of space weather and ionosphere by the onboard radiometer device will start on January.
The first detailed image mosaic, shown above, was obtained for the midday, 9th of December. The images are taken towards North-West direction above Finland.
Suomi 100 satellite program has been coordinated by the Aalto University, PI prof. Esa Kallio. FMI-SPACE has participated, in the supervision of Dr. Ari-Matti Harri, to the design and assembly of payload instruments, design of satellite control software as well as to the scientific utilization program of Suomi 100 measurements.
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Head of Unit, Dr. Ari-Matti Harri, +358 50 3375623
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Senior Scientist Jarmo Koistinen +358 50 5635166
Professor Esa Kallio, Aalto University +358 50 4205857
Suomi 100 satellite mission: http://www.suomi100satelliitti.fi/