|Name||RAX-2 (Radio Aurora Explorer-2)|
|Units or mass||3U|
|Status||Was operational until 2013-04-20.|
|Deployer||P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)|
|Organisation||University of Michigan|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
|Launch brokerer||Cal Poly|
Investigate causes of upper atmospheric/ionospheric plasma turbulence by studying large plasma formations.
Investigate causes of upper atmospheric/ionospheric plasma turbulence. Study large plasma formations in the ionosphere, the highest region of our atmosphere. These plasma instabilities are known to spawn magnetic field-aligned irregularities (FAI), or dense plasma clouds known to disrupt communication between Earth and orbiting spacecraft.
|Failure cause||Both radios are inactive and the silence is caused by an upstream anomaly on the flight computer or power system.|
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