Principal Investigator: Paul Kintner

Sounding of the Cusp Ion Fountain Energization Region-2 (SCIFER2) launched at 0730 UT from Andoya Rocket Range in Andenes, Norway on January 18, 2008.  The SCIFER-2 study was based on the previous, highly successful SCIFER mission launched in 1995.  The SCIFER-2 payload reached 1460 km altitude and crossed several auroral arc and ion outflows measured by the EISCAT Svalbard ground radar.  SCIFER-2 was instrumented to measured particles and fields as well as UV emissions (130 nm) from atmospheric atomic oxygen. The SCIFER2 event consisted of dynamic poleward moving auroral forms.

SCIFER2 launch; photo by Njal Gulbrandsen

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