SWAP (Sun Watcher using Active Pixel System detector and image Processing) is an Extreme UV telescope. This telescope is designed by Centre Spatial de Liège (CSL) [B] on behalf of ESA. SWAP takes pictures of the sun every minute to help identifying disturbance sources that affect the space weather and the Sun-Earth relationships.
OIP, as a subcontractor to CSL, was responsible for the design and development of the Focal Plane Assembly, as part of the SWAP instrument. The SWAP-FPA was successfully flown on ESA’s Proba-2 mission (launch 2009) and is still operational.
The project was funded by ESA/PRODEX.
Type: Focal Plane Assembly