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ICON Mission

5 Sep 2018, 13:00 UTC
ICON Mission
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Wikipedia dixit:
“The Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) is a satellite designed to investigate changes in the Earth’s ionosphere. It is scheduled to be launched aboard a Pegasus XL rocket as part of NASA’s Explorers program and operated by UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory. ICON will study the interaction between Earth’s weather systems and space weather driven by the Sun, and how this interaction drives turbulence in the upper atmosphere. It is hoped that a better understanding of this dynamic will mitigate its effects on communications, GPS signals, and technology in general.”
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