Development of a Star Imager for the Swedish micro satellite Astrid 2

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    The Swedish Space Corporation and Kungliga Teknsike Högskolan Stockholm, has under contract to the Swedish government developed the smallest sientific spacecraft ever build. This satellite has been dubbed Astrid-2.
    The Space Instrumentation Group, was selected to develop a miniature Star Imager to deliver high accuracy attitude measurements for this fast spinning platform.
    The Astrid-2 was succesfully launched from Plesetsk in Russia December 10. 1998, and all instruments were succesfully comissioned during January 1999.
    Effective start/end date01/01/199631/12/1999


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