Ionosphere-Thermosphere Storm Probes


Ionosphere-Thermosphere Storm Probes

Infobox_Spacecraft
Name = Ionosphere-Thermosphere Storm Probes
Organization = NASA
Mission_Type = Two Earth orbiters investigating the ionosphere and thermosphere
Number of Observatories = 2
Inclination = 60 degrees

The Ionosphere-Thermosphere Storm Probes (I-TSP) is a NASA mission which will study the ionosphere and the thermosphere. This mission is part of the Living With a Star program, the second mission in a pair of geospace missions. The first mission is the Radiation Belt Storm Probes, which launches in 2012.

Mission

Like the Radiation Belt Storm Probes, the I-TSP will be a twin spacecraft mission. The mission is to study distributions of ionospheric and thermospheric densities, geomagnetic disturbances, and ionospheric irreularities. This mission relates to the Sun and solar storms in that it studies the effects of solar storms on geospace. [Cite web | url =http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11188&page=25 | title = Future Drections in Solar and Space Physics | work = The National Academics Press | accessdate = 2007-08-14] This mission can save astronauts and satellites.

Goals

The Ionosphere-Thermosphere Storm Probes mission has two goals:
# Determine the effects of solar variability on the global-scale behavior of ionospheric electron density
# Determine the solar and geospace causes of small scale ionospheric irregularities

ee also

*Ionosphere
*Radiation Belt Storm Probes
*Living With a Star
*Thermosphere

References

External links

* [http://www.lws.nasa.gov/geospace/HTML/Mission/LWSgeospaceITSP.html More Information on Geospace Missions Page]
* [http://lws.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Living With a Star page]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Living With a Star — Le logo du programme Living With a Star (LWS, en français : Vivre avec une étoile) est un programme scientifique de l agence spatiale américaine de la NASA. Son objet est l étude de l influence du Soleil sur la Terre en particulier son i …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Solar Sentinels — The Solar Sentinels is a space mission to study the Sun during its solar maximum, the last before the beginning of the Orion program. Six spacecraft will be launched, which will separate into three groups. The Solar Sentinels are part of the NASA …   Wikipedia

  • Living With a Star — (LWS) is a NASA scientific program to study those aspects of the connected Sun Earth system that directly affect life and society. LWS is a crosscutting initiative with goals and objectives relevant to NASA s Exploration Initiative, as well as to …   Wikipedia

  • TIMED — Vue d artiste du satellite TIMED (Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics) est une mission spatiale d une durée initiale de 2 ans destinée à étudier la dynamique de la mésosphère et de la partie basse de la thermosphère. Le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • atmosphere — atmosphereless, adj. /at meuhs fear /, n., v., atmosphered, atmosphering. n. 1. the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth; the air. 2. this medium at a given place. 3. Astron. the gaseous envelope surrounding a heavenly body. 4. Chem. any… …   Universalium

  • Aurora (astronomy) — Aurora Borealis redirects here. For other uses, see Aurora Borealis (disambiguation). Aurora Australis redirects here. For the ship, see Aurora Australis (icebreaker). For the book, see Aurora Australis (book). Northern lights redirects here. For …   Wikipedia

  • plasma — plasmatic /plaz mat ik/, plasmic, adj. /plaz meuh/, n. 1. Anat., Physiol. the liquid part of blood or lymph, as distinguished from the suspended elements. 2. Cell Biol. cytoplasm. 3. whey. 4. a green, faintly translucent chalcedony. 5. Physics. a …   Universalium

  • Magnetosphere of Saturn — Aurorae on the south pole of Saturn as viewed by Hubble Internal field[1 …   Wikipedia

  • Magnetosphere of Jupiter — Discovery[1] Discovered by …   Wikipedia

  • earth — /errth/, n. 1. (often cap.) the planet third in order from the sun, having an equatorial diameter of 7926 mi. (12,755 km) and a polar diameter of 7900 mi. (12,714 km), a mean distance from the sun of 92.9 million mi. (149.6 million km), and a… …   Universalium