Coupled Ion-Neutral Dynamics Investigation
To investigate the role of ion-neutral interactions in the generation of small and large-scale electric fields in the Earth's upper atmosphere.
Suite of two instruments: IVM (Ion Velocity Meter) and NWM (Neutral Wind Meter), viewing in the direction of the spacecraft velocity vector.
Crossing the magnetosphere along a low-inclination elliptical orbit.
Coverage / Cycle
Large fraction of magnetosphere and ionosphere
Flown on an R&D satellite
2008 to 2015-11-28
Satellites this instrument is flying on
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Solar and space environment monitors Field or radiowave sensor
No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Primary mission objectives
Ionospheric plasma density Ionospheric plasma velocity Secondary mission objectives
Electric Field Electron Density Opportunity objectives Ionospheric Scintillation Show all Show fewer
Tentative Evaluation of Measurements
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