CRRES (Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite)
21 Sep 2009



CRRES was a NASA project to investigate fields, plasmas and energetic particles within the Earth's magnetosphere. It was specifically designed to withstand intense solar activity and provided data used to prolong the lifetimes of future satellites.


The CRRES spacecraft

Credit: NASA

RAL Space Involvement
Design and development of MICS


Main Objectives
To measure electric fields in outer space to understand how the Earth extracts energy from solar wind.

Launch Date
25 Jul 1990 ​

Further Project Information
NASA (link opens in a new window)

For more information please contact: RAL Space Enquiries