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IPN Set to Join NASA Suborbital Mission to Stratosphere: Fostering International Cooperation in Space Research

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
IPN to Join NASA Mission with Experimental Ship in Stratosphere

The National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) will be joining a suborbital mission to the stratosphere with NASA’s Emidds-6 (Experimental Module for the Iterative Design of Satellite Subsystems version 6). This marks the first time that IPN has been involved in such a mission, and it will depart from Antarctica at the end of December and January.

Mario Alberto Mendoza B├írcenas, a researcher at IPN’s Aerospace Development Center (CDA), is leading the project. The special mission FY25 with Emidss-6 will involve a trajectory of one revolution around the Earth in 15 days using super-pressure balloons. One of the primary objectives of this mission is to develop instrumentation to identify contaminants like microplastics in the stratosphere and capture images related to altitude during the ascent of the platform.

The unique atmospheric circulation pattern over Antarctica allows for a constant altitude for an extended period, enabling Emidss-6 to collect and store data on the stratospheric environment in low latitudes using Mexican aerospace technology. The module will monitor environmental variables through sensors that measure humidity, temperature, relative humidity, and ultraviolet radiation with commercial-grade devices.

In July, NASA experts conducted strict technical and electromagnetic compatibility evaluations on Emidss-6 payload to ensure that it met standards. The mission team consists of experts from IPN as well as other institutions such as Institutes of Applied Sciences and Technology and Engineering at National Autonomous University of Mexico, Western Institute of Technology and Higher Studies, and Molina Center for Energy and Environment.

By Samantha Nguyen

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