The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor is a climate observatory for the International Space Station - ISS. It is developed by the ASIM consortium for ESA. The ASIM consortium is formed by Terma A/S, Danish Technical University, University of Bergen, University of Valencia, Polish Academy of Science Space Resarch Center, and OHB CGS. The Danish Technical University is leading the scientific advisory board to ESA and Terma A/S is the prime contractor under ESA for the payload development. Development started in 2010 and current launch is planned for 2017 with Falcon-9/Dragon by SpaceX. The budget of ASIM is 35-40 MEUR.
The primary objective of ASIM is to study Transient Luminous Event (TLE) and Terrestial Gamma Ray Bursts (TGF).
ASIM carries two scientific instruments, the MMIA for observing TLEs in optical and near UV bands and the MXGS for observing TGFs in X and gamma ray bands. The platform consists of a data handling and power unit and the CEPA, a standard structural item for ISS external payloads for Columbus.
The video has been produced by Jan Rasmussen for DTU and Terma A/S.