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Logo of the PEEL project.
 The HotPay-2 sounding rocket is to be lifted to altitude about 350km during active Aurora borealis.
 3D-virtual model of the PEEL detector.
 Animated view.
 A real PEEL instrument.
 The PEEL field of view related to the rocket spin axis.
 Payload arrangement in the nosecone compartment of the HP-2 rocket.
PEEL - Functional Block diagram
 Single-board design from charge sensitive amplifiers to microcontroller and digital interface
Andoya Rocket Range at Northern Atlantic seaside.
Andoya Rocket Range protected by coastal cliffs of Andoya island.
Surrounding landscape at the end of polar night.
Launch building with retractable roof.
Launch building with retractable roof.
The launching rail system is erected by a hydraulic actuator. The standard launch elevation angle is about 85.
Launch control center.
Electronic maps at Launch control center.
S-band antennas for rocket tracking and data download.
S-band antenna for rocket tracking and data download.
Data download center.
A poster describing the tracking.
Development and manufacture of the sounding rocket.
Development and manufacture of the sounding rocket.
From HotPay kick-off meeting.
ALOMAR observatory at Andoya.
Excursion at ALOMAR.
ALOMAR, Optical receiver of the LIDAR with 2m parabolic mirror.
HotPay participants at the top of ALOMAR Observatory.
HotPay participants at the top of ALOMAR Observatory with Andenes town at the background.
ALOMAR observatory with active LIDARs. (Photo: ALOMAR)
 Andoya Rocket Range (June 2006)
 3D-mechanical design of the HotPay2 rocket.
 Natural scenery surrounding the ARR.
 Midnight sun at Andoya (june 2006).
 Andoya Rocket Range (May 2007)
 Integration of scientific payload at PackForsk, Kista, Stockholm
 PEEL on board
 Installation of nosecone
 Dynamic balance test at 240 rpm
 Vibration test of the rocket
 Release of the covers is provided by pyro-guillotine that will cut the steel ropes
 Vibration test without doors of the Current Loop experiment
 Assembly of the HotPay-2 rocket during the Launch campaign in January 2008
 One of countless meetings during the campaign
  Assembly of the HotPay-2 rocket during the Launch campaign in January 2008
  Assembly of the HotPay-2 rocket during the Launch campaign in January 2008
The last view on PEEL before the nosecone installation.
 HotPay2 team at the Assembly hall. Payload connected to the rocket second stage ORION. [Top row, from left]: Lars-Helge Surdal, Thor Arne Agnalt, Misha Khaplanov, Yuri Matviichuk, Borislav Tomov, John Plane, Abdelkrim Bouabdellah, Terje Angeltveit, [Bottom row, from left]: Russell Saunders, Plamen Dimitrov, Jonas Hedin, Gudmund Hansen, Kenneth Hauglund, Jan Balaz, Halgeir Wold, Martin Friedrich
 From left: Lars Helge Surdal and Jan Balaz
 Preparation for transport to the launch rails building
 Connection of the first stage - rocket motor Moraba VS-30
 Complete rocket HotPay-2 on the launch rails. The length is almost 10 metres
 Aurora borealis and laser beams from the lidars of ALOMAR. Popular stellar constellations Pleiades, Hyades and Perseus in background.
 Aurora above Andenes shortly before the launch
 The launch condition is carefully selected at USOC
 Firing position short time before the launch
 Data from PEEL are monitored in real time via umbilical link from the launch rails
 Fire!!! 31.01.2008/19:14:00 UTC / elevation 84 deg / azimuth 334 deg
 More distant view to the Launch
 Flight trajectory of HotPay2, max. altitude 380 km, impact distance 344 km.
 Frozen screen after the launch
 Excitement from the data stream coming from the HotPay-2 board. (From left: Esa Turunen, John Plane, Jacek Stegman, Lars Helge Surdal, Jonas Hedin, Borislav Tomov, Francois Forme)
 The science data
 Briefing after the launch


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