Prisma and PRIMA successfully launched on 15 June 2010

The Swedish Prisma satellites, carrying IRF's satellite instrument PRIMA, were successfully launched from a silo in Yasny, southern Russia, on 15 June 2010.

Report (in Russian) from the Russian TV station 1TV.

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Created 2010-06-22 13:53:53 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.