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Tool for the Analysis of RAdiation form LightNIng ans Sprites


Designation n/a
Launch date 17 Nov 2020
Country of origin France
Mission Scientific
Perigee/Apogee 676 km SSO
Inclination 98°
Launch vehicle Vega #17 launch failure

Launch initially planned in 2016, worth EUR 115 million

Designed to observe luminous, radiative and electromagnetic phenomena occurring at altitudes of 20 to 100 kilometers above thunderstorms (to observe the mysterious red sprites, blue jets, elves and sprite halos). Will study magnetosphere-ionosphere-atmosphere coupling via transient processes.

Owned by CNES

Technical data


Prime contractor  
Platform Myriade
Mass at launch 175 kg
Dry mass  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime 2-4 years

Carries S-band and X-band payloads.

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