|Units or mass||6U|
|Status||not launched, expected in 2025|
|Organisation||National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
Study the influence of thermospheric winds on the Earth’s ionosphere.
Study the influence of thermospheric winds on the earth’s ionosphere. Its scientific payload is a limb viewing Fabry Pérot Interferometer (étalon) specially designed to fit into a 10cm x 10cm cross-sectional assembly. WindCube will make global maps of wind speed derived from the doppler shifted emission of the 630.0nm oxygen line (1D > 3P), at altitudes near 250km. Projected performance includes wind speed retrievals every 10 seconds with an accuracy of 5m/s, a vertical resolution of 63km, and a horizontal resolution of 100km.
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