Swedish Satellite MATS successfully in space to provide data for climate change research!

Swedish Satellite MATS successfully in space to provide data for climate change research!

November 10, 2022

We are proud to announce that Qamcom’s Ole Martin Christensen has been part of the development process through his engagement at Stockholm University. MATS is the first Swedish satellite that has been launched in over 20 years and today the first images was delivered. Congratulations on the data!

MATS, or Mesospheric Airglow/Aerosol Tomography, is a Swedish satellite project with the goal of researching waves in the atmosphere and their effect on the climate. It will do so by imaging variation in the light emitted by oxygen molecules at 100 km, as well as structures in the highest clouds in our atmosphere, the so-called noctilucent clouds, which form around 80 km.

The MATS mission is based on the development of the InnoSat spacecraft concept. The InnoSat spacecraft is a small, capable and low-cost platform intended for a range of scientific research missions in Low Earth Orbit.

You can read more about MATS at the Swedish National Space Agency and more about the launch at Aftonbladet (article in Swedish).

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