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CHAMP - CHAllenging Minisatellite Payload
CHAMP, Artist View
CHAMP provides important contributions for geo-scientific research and information about the physics of the atmosphere. With its extremely precise multifunctional and complementary payload elements - including magnetometer, accelerometer, star sensor, GPS receiver, laser retro reflector and ion drift meter - CHAMP measures for the first time and with high accuracy the global gravity and magnetic field over a lifetime of more than five years. After the Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) was successfully completed in a joint effort between engineers from the industry and scientists from the GeoForschungszentrum Potsdam, GSOC is controlling the CHAMP satellite during its scientific routine phase using the ground station at Weilheim.
15 July 2000
8 m (inkl. Boom)
DLR / GSOC
Further information about CHAMP can be found on the homepage of the
Ground Support Systems and Facilities (Space)
Lasers and Masers
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