|Name||AMICal Sat (AMICALSAT)|
|Units or mass||2U|
|Status||Operational (Official post on social media and SatNOGS dashboard as of 2020-09-24)|
|Launcher||Vega (Small Satellite Mission Service)|
|Organisation||CSUG-IPAG (Univ. Grenoble Alpes)|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
|Manufacturer||AIVT by SatRevolution|
Observation of the northern and southern lights. Auroral Sparse RGB imaging. Limb and Nadir sighting.
Take pictures of the Northern light in order to reconstruct the particle precipitation into the polar atmosphere. The payload is a very compact, ultra-sensitive wide filed imager (f=23mm, aperture f/1.4). The images will be public, allowing a large community to get auroral images from space. Space weather is a domain which has multiple application especially for radio communication. Northern light are one effect of the particles coming from the sun into the atmosphere through the magnetosphere. They are thus a good “tracer” of ionospheric phenomenon.
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