15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
Welcome to the 2014 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2014!

Back to the Ionosphere 50 Years Later: the CASSIOPE Enhanced Polar Outflow Probe (e-POP)

16 Jun 2014, 14:15
30m
C-205 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)

C-205

Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Atmospheric and Space Physics / Physique atmosphérique et de l'espace (DASP-DPAE) (M1-2) ePOP satellite mission I - DASP / Mission satellitaire ePOP I - DPAE

Speaker

Prof. Andrew Yau (University of Calgary)

Description

The launch of the Alouette I satellite on September 29, 1962, marked Canada’s entry into the space age. The successful launch on the CASSIOPE small satellite fifty-one years later to the day marks Canada’s return to the ionosphere. CASSIOPE carries two payloads: the Enhanced Polar Outflow Probe (e-POP), an 8-instrument scientific payload, and CASCADE, a communications technology demonstration payload. The e-POP instrument suite is comprised of plasma, magnetic field, radio, and optical instruments designed for in-situ observations in the topside polar ionosphere at the highest-possible resolution, and it utilizes CASCADE for onboard data storage and telemetry downlink - to help demonstrate the capabilities of CASCADE. In this paper, we present an overview of the e-POP payload and its scientific objectives, and selected examples of initial results from the early part of the CASSIOPE mission.

Primary author

Prof. Andrew Yau (University of Calgary)

Co-author

Dr H. Gordon James (University of Calgary)

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