TARANIS Mission facts and figures

  • CNES Mission
  • Goal: atmospheric studies

Instrument MCP on TARANIS

Micro-camera & Space Exploration has completed phases B and B+ of the development of the instrument MCP (Micro-cameras and Photometers) on board the microsatellite TARANIS of CNES. TARANIS is intented to characterize lumious phenomena linked to storm activity (sprites, etc.).

MCP is composed of two digital micro-cameras and three photometers. Two processing units allow to manage the experiment and process the data from the photometers and the micro-cameras.