|Name||REAL (Relativistic Electron Atmospheric Loss)|
|Units or mass||3U|
|Status||not launched, expected in 2023|
|Organisation||Trustees of Dartmouth College|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
|Launch brokerer||NASA CSLI / ELaNa|
Characterize the loss of particles from Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts.
Characterize different modes of atmospheric loss by making high time resolution measurements of the electron pitch angle and energy distributions.
REAL will carry an energetic particle instrument that is sensitive to both electrons and protons. From its vantage point in low-Earth orbit, REAL will point its instrument along Earth’s magnetic field to measure radiation belt particles as they enter the atmosphere.
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