Ionospheric Structuring: In Situ and Groundbased Low Altitude StudieS

NASA Mission 36.303, 36.304

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Kristina Lynch, Dartmouth College


Dr. Marc Lessard, UNH
Dr. Robert Michell, UMD/GSFC
Steve Powell, Cornell U.

Mission Overview

ISINGLASS will be launched in February 2017 from the Poker Flat Rocket Range and is designed to gather multipoint data spread locally across an auroral arc. The in situ measurements of plasma parameters at multiple locations will be stitched together using ground based measurements and data assimilation to produce a localized map of plasma parameters and gradients. There will be two identical flights, into two separate events; each flight releases a large subpayload, and 4 small deployables.

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