Equatorial atmosphere under surveillance
Casolba and the Sun
After analysis of flight data, measurements and the solar cells will serve as a reference to adjust solar simulators on the ground. They will also be used to model the behaviour of new-generation solar cells and to size satellite solar arrays more precisely.
A new type of lighter-than-air craft
The Teresina campaign got underway on 4 June with a technical verification flight to check out the operational system, carrying a 1st science experiment from the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, Germany, to acquire gas samples from the stratosphere. These samples will be returned for analysis in the laboratory.