DICE
DICE
Name DICE
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1.5U
Organisation Utah State University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Cal Poly
Oneliner

Mapping geomagnetic Storm Enhanced Density (SED) plasma bulge and plume formations in Earth’s ionosphere.

Description

Mapping geomagnetic Storm Enhanced Density (SED) plasma bulge and plume formations in Earth’s ionosphere. Two identical spinning spacecraft measure plasma density and electric fields to determine the how and why of variations in ionospheric plasma density that affect the performance of communications, surveillance, and navigation systems on earth and in space. Each spacecraft carries an electric field probe, two Langmuir probes, and science-grade magnetometer. These instruments perform co-located measurements of plasma density and the electric field to trace the formation and evolutions of SEDS.

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Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
DICE-1 (Dynamic Ionosphere CubeSat Experiment, DICE-E, Farkle) Was operational until 2015-XX-XX? (Last publication from 2014) 2011-10-28 460 x 810 km, 101.7 deg
DICE-2 (Dynamic Ionosphere CubeSat Experiment, DICE-Y, Yahtzee) Was operational until 2015-XX-XX? (Last publication from 2014) 2011-10-28 460 x 810 km, 101.7 deg

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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