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The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is a governmental research institute with 110 employees. Its primary task is to carry out basic research, education and associated observatory activities in space physics, space technology and atmospheric physics. The IRF has been involved in developing and operating different type of in situ space instruments for the Earth and planetary space missions such as Cluster, Rosetta, Cassini, Mex, Vex, as well as ground-based instruments (EISCAT, IMAGE, etc). On results from those instruments IRF is publishing more than 100 papers yearly being one of the strongest space research centers in Europe. The IRF is involved in instrument building for the future missions such as BepiColombo, SWARM, MMS.

Main tasks: IRF will lead WP3 and contribute to WP4.