This is the core activity of the group. We have been internationally recognized for our instrumentation achievements and are determined to maintain our leading position. We are involved in several planetary missions, where our contribution is different types of particle detectors. These detectors measure characteristic properties such as energy, mass and/or distribution of the particles (electrons, ions or energetic neutral atoms (ENAs)).
Information about instruments that have been delivered is best found on the "Satellite projects at IRF-K"-page. The list of successful projects include instruments for the Rosetta, Astrid, Viking and Munin projects as well as ASPERA-3 which is currently delivering data from Mars Express. ASPERA-4, an analyser of ions and energetic neutral atoms, which was part of the scientific payload on Venus Express. SARA which was onboard Chandrayaan-1 to analyse neutral atoms emitted from the surface of the Moon.
Current hardware projects are
Most of the projects are financed by the Swedish National Space Board.