The scientific objective with Munin is to collect data on the auroral activity
on both the northern and southern hemispheres, such that a global picture
of the current state of activity can be made available on-line. The data
acquired by Munin will then serve as an input to the prediction of space
weather. Student projects involving the processing and reduction of the
data is foreseen. This satellite project will be used in the Space
Engineering Education run by the Dept. of Space Physics of UmeĀ University, and
for technology development. The data collected will be published on the WWW, free for all to use.
Munin will have a combined electron and ion spectrometer, an instrument first to be flown on the
Swedish Astrid-2 mission. In addition it will measure high energy particles with a solid
state detector, and image the aurora with a miniature CCD camera.