CHESS

CHESS
Name CHESS
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Organisation Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Switzerland
Oneliner

Study high energy astrophysics with a hard X-ray Compton polarimeter as main payload.

Description

Study high energy astrophysics with a hard X-ray Compton polarimeter as main payload. Triple objective:
– permanent monitoring of the full sky for hard X-ray transient gamma ray bursts.
– permanent observation of the sun in hard X-rays energies.
– observation of space weather events, electrons protons and heavy ions.
These observations will be used both for space industry applications and for scientific research (data correlation with other missions such as Solar Orbiter and LIGO-Virgo gravitational wave observatories). One satellite will be
equipped with a Time of Flight camera developed at Advanced Quantum
Architecture Lab, EPFL. The target is to demonstrate if such a camera can be more
competent than current rendezvous radars to track the other satellites of the
constellation.

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Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
CHESS A (Constellation of High Energy Swiss Satellites) not launched 2024-12-31 not launched
CHESS B (Constellation of High Energy Swiss Satellites) not launched 2024-12-31 not launched
CHESS C (Constellation of High Energy Swiss Satellites) not launched 2024-12-31 not launched
CHESS D (Constellation of High Energy Swiss Satellites) not launched 2024-12-31 not launched

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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