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.
Payload layout drawing
University of New Hampshire:
- HEEPS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9: Eight fixed energy electron detectors, top energy 13Kev. Imaging -15 to 195 deg pitch angle in 15 bins.
- HEEPS E: 0 to 15Kev swept energy electron detector. Imaging -15 to 195 deg pitch angle in 15 bins.
- HEEPS 7: 10ev fixed energy ion detector. Sampling +90 and -90 deg pitch angles at 2Ks/s
- HEEPS L: 0 to 20ev swept energy thermal ion detector. 350 deg imaging in 32 bins.
- HEEPS H: 6ev to 800ev swept energy ion detector. 350 deg imaging in 32 bins.
- BAGEL: Toroidal analyzer split into 6 segments all looking at 0 deg pitch angle
- 2 fixed energy ion channels
- 2 fixed energy electron channels
- 50ev to 3Kev swept energy electron channel
- 2 to 25Kev swept energy electron channel
Cornell University: (more information)
- 5.5 meter Weitzmann booms deployed perpendicular to the spin axis
- VLF wave data system 0 to 20Khz
- 1.5 meter HF antenna along the spin axis
- HF wave data system 20Khz to 4Mhz
- Magnetometer data system (using data from the ACS magnetometer)
- GPS data synchronization system (using data from GPS receiver)
- PFT: 0.3 to 5Mhz Plasma frequency tracking receiver (using data from Cornell HF antenna)
Instrument orientation drawing
Flight data plots