Ionospheric Structuring: In Situ and Groundbased Low Altitude StudieS
NASA Mission 36.303, 36.304
Dr. Kristina Lynch, Dartmouth College
Dr. Marc Lessard, UNH
Dr. Robert Michell, UMD/GSFC
Steve Powell, Cornell U.
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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|ISINGLASS-A Initial data plot||Plot of inital results from the ERPA on ISINGLASS-A, including both main and sub payload results|
|Zoom of initial behavior||This is a closeup plot of anomalous behavior right around sub-payload deploy. The sinusoidal behavior indicates the main payload was de-spun to zero and then spun back up. The down spikes in skin current are potentially due to ACS nozzle fire.||ISINGLASS-B Initial data plot||Plot of inital results from the ERPA on ISINGLASS-B, including both main and sub payload results|