LAICE Satellite

Spacecraft name LAICE (Lower Atmosphere/Ionosphere Coupling Experiment)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Mass in kg 6.5 kg
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher Falcon 9
Organisation University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Country US

Observe gravity waves with large vertical wavelengths.


Systematically observe gravity waves with large vertical wavelengths at lower F‐region heights, and correlate on a global scale remotely‐sensed wave‐induced airglow perturbations in the upper mesosphere with in-situ measurements of ion and neutral density fluctuations at higher altitudes. Produce global maps of active gravity wave regions in the mid‐ and low‐latitude ionosphere over multiple seasons at all local times.

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Last modified: 2024-05-29

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