PHAZE (PHysics of Auroral Zone Electrons) 2 Sounding Rocket

The PHAZE mission examines how energetic electrons and ions are produced in the aurora. The instrumentation is designed to study the acceleration of auroral electrons and the production of waves and instabilities by auroral electrons.

PHAZE 2 was launched 1997 Feb 05:17:15 UT fromPoker Flat Range, Alaska. Trajectory


University of New Hampshire:

Cornell University: (more information)


Payload layout drawing
Instrument orientation drawing
Flight data plots

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