ELFIN
Name ELFIN
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Organisation University of California
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?
Oneliner

Explore the mechanisms responsible for the loss of relativistic electrons from the radiation belts.

Description

Explore the mechanisms responsible for the loss of relativistic electrons from the radiation belts. Space weather. The spacecraft has two Energetic Particle Detectors, one for Electrons (EPD-E) and one for Ions (EPD-I), as well as a Fluxgate Magnetometer deployed at the end of a 75cm stacer boom.

Sources [1] [2]

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
ELFIN-A (ELFIN) Reentry 2022-09-17. Was operational? (Website, news on 2020-06-17) 2018-09-15 455 km, 93 deg
ELFIN-B (ELFIN-STAR, ELFIN*) Reentry 2022-09-30. Was operational? (Website, news on 2020-06-17) 2018-09-15 455 km, 93 deg

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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