- Microsatellite "Chibis-M"
Russian scientists from the Institute of Space Research Institute (IKI), Russian Academy of Sciences are developing a new micro-satellite "Chibis-2", designed to map the distribution of greenhouse gas emissions. With the help of the Russian Academy of Sciences will examine the processes of climate change, said the director of the Institute Leo Green on Tuesday, 10 April, at a press conference in Moscow.
Green recalled that on 25 January with the help of a Russian cargo ship "Progress" was launched microsatellite "Chibis-M", designed to study lightning in the Earth’s atmosphere. "This was our first swallow in this direction … We are now starting to think about the second such device — "Chibis-2" — have to study another problem: the study of the distribution of greenhouse gas emissions in different parts of the Earth, mapping of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, "- said the scientist.
According to RIA Novosti, "Chibis-2" will be created with the money of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Also in IKI hope for support from RSC "Energia".
"We expect that we will support the RSC" Energia ", a scientific instrument will load" MERMAID "[Manual Spectrum Analyzer component of the atmosphere], the prototype of this device is now working on the ISS, we plan to make a compact version for small spacecraft," — said Leo Green.
"On the" Chibis-2 "[to be installed] version of such a device for the open space and some of the other channels that are guaranteed to get the data, for example, ozone profiles, and try new methods," — said the deputy director of the Space Research Institute Oleg ship.