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High-latitude ion transport and energetic explorer (HI-LITE): a mission to investigate ion outflow from the high-latitude ionosphere
Author(s): Mark F. Smith; Federico A. Herrero; Michael Hesse; Daniel N. Baker; Peter A. Bochsler; Peter Wurz; Hans Balsiger; Supriya Chakrabarti; Gary Erickson; Daniel M. Cotton; Thomas S. Stephen; Claude A. J. Jamar; Jean-Claude Gerard; Stephen A. Fuselier; Arthur G. Ghielmetti; Stephen B. Mende; William K. Peterson; Edward G. Shelley; Richard R. Vondrak; Dennis L. Gallagher; Thomas E. Moore; Craig Pollock; Roger Arnoldy; Michael Lockwood; Randy Gladstone
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Paper Abstract

The proposed HI-LITE Explorer will investigate the global ion outflow from the high-latitude ionosphere, its relationship to auroral features, and the consequences of this outflow on magnetospheric processes. The unique nature of the HI-LITE Explorer images will allow temporal and spatial features of the global ion outflow to be determined. The mission's scientific motivation comes from the fundamental role high-latitude ionospheric ions play in the dynamics of the solar wind driven magnetospheric-ionospheric system. These outflows are a major source of plasma for the magnetosphere and it is believed they play an important role in the triggering of substorms. In addition this paper describes the HI-LITE spacecraft and instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1993
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 2008, Instrumentation for Magnetospheric Imagery II, (7 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147643
Show Author Affiliations
Mark F. Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Federico A. Herrero, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michael Hesse, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Daniel N. Baker, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Peter A. Bochsler, Univ. Bern (Switzerland)
Peter Wurz, Univ. Bern (Switzerland)
Hans Balsiger, Univ. Bern (Switzerland)
Supriya Chakrabarti, Boston Univ. (United States)
Gary Erickson, Boston Univ. (United States)
Daniel M. Cotton, Boston Univ. (United States)
Thomas S. Stephen, Univ. of Denver (United States)
Claude A. J. Jamar, Univ. of Liege (Belgium)
Jean-Claude Gerard, Univ. of Liege (Belgium)
Stephen A. Fuselier, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Arthur G. Ghielmetti, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Stephen B. Mende, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
William K. Peterson, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Edward G. Shelley, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Richard R. Vondrak, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Dennis L. Gallagher, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Thomas E. Moore, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Craig Pollock, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Roger Arnoldy, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
Michael Lockwood, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Randy Gladstone, Southwest Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2008:
Instrumentation for Magnetospheric Imagery II
Supriya Chakrabarti, Editor(s)

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