IRF participates in the ESA/Chinese Double Star mission.

IRF participates in the joint ESA/China magnetospheric mission Double Star as co-investigator (CoI) on the NUADU instrument on board Tan Ce ("Explorer") 2, the second Double Star spacecraft, which was launched into a polar orbit from Taiyuan in China on 25 July 2004 at 07:05 UTC.

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Created 2004-12-06 16:46:50 by Rick McGregor
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The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is a governmental research institute which conducts research and postgraduate education in atmospheric physics, space physics and space technology. Measurements are made in the atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere and around other planets with the help of ground-based equipment (including radar), stratospheric balloons and satellites. IRF was established (as Kiruna Geophysical Observatory) in 1957 and its first satellite instrument was launched in 1968. The head office is in Kiruna (geographic coordinates 67.84° N, 20.41° E) and IRF also has offices in Umeå, Uppsala and Lund.