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GI | Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 9, 153–191, 2020
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Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 9, 153–191, 2020
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 22 Apr 2020

Research article | 22 Apr 2020

Daedalus: a low-flying spacecraft for in situ exploration of the lower thermosphere–ionosphere

Theodoros E. Sarris et al.

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Daedalus aims to measure the largely unexplored area between Eart's atmosphere and space, the Earth's ignorosphere. Here, intriguing and complex processes govern the deposition and transport of energy. The aim is to quantify this energy by measuring effects caused by electrodynamic processes in this region. The concept is based on a mother satellite that carries a suite of instruments, along with smaller satellites carrying a subset of instruments that are released into the atmosphere.
Daedalus aims to measure the largely unexplored area between Eart's atmosphere and space, the...