COBRAT Project: Long duration balloons for the study of high energy phenomena and consequences for stratospheric chemistry

Jean-Baptiste Renard, Gwenaël Berthet, Valéry Catoire, Nathalie Huret, Dominique Lagoutte, François Lefeuvre, Jean-Louis Pincon, Claude Robert, Michel Tagger, Elena Seran, Michel Godefroy, Pierre-Louis Blelly, Serge Soula, Sylvain Coquillat, Nikolai Ostgaard, Torsten Neubert, François Lebrun

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Abstract

The study of the Transient Luminous Events (TLE) and of the Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGF) will be performed soon by the satellite instruments TARANIS (CNES) and ASIM (ESA, onboard the International Space Station). In complement to these measurements, observations are proposed to be conducted from long-duration balloons above equatorial regions. This project, called COBRAT, consists of gondolas with instruments dedicated to the detection of the TGF, TLE, electric and magnetic fields, and some atmospheric species that could be produced during these events. The various instruments are presented, as well as the proposed strategy of measurements from balloons and at ground.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
Publication date2010
Pages181-186
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research - Bad Reichenhall, Germany
Duration: 7 Jun 200911 Jun 2009
Conference number: 19

Conference

ConferenceESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research
Number19
CountryGermany
CityBad Reichenhall
Period07/06/200911/06/2009

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Renard, J-B., Berthet, G., Catoire, V., Huret, N., Lagoutte, D., Lefeuvre, F., Pincon, J-L., Robert, C., Tagger, M., Seran, E., Godefroy, M., Blelly, P-L., Soula, S., Coquillat, S., Ostgaard, N., Neubert, T., & Lebrun, F. (2010). COBRAT Project: Long duration balloons for the study of high energy phenomena and consequences for stratospheric chemistry. In Proceedings of the 19th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research (pp. 181-186). European Space Agency.