In-Situ & Remote Sensing

Measurements of the space environment are necessary to characterize and predict the range conditions in the solar-terrestrial system that can impact space systems and service capabilities. SDL provides in-situ and remote sensing requirements definition, conceptual design, and mission planning; instrument design and fabrication; calibration; environmental testing and qualification; mission operations support; and data reduction and analysis.

Features:

  • Requirements definition
  • Conceptual design
  • Mission planning
  • Instrument design and fabrication
  • Calibration
  • Environmental testing and qualification
  • Mission operations support
  • Data reduction and analysis

Experience:

DICE

Dynamic Ionosphere Cubesat Experiment

Twin CubeSats mapped the geomagnetic Storm Enhanced Density (SED) plasma bulge and plume formations in Earth’s ionosphere.

ASSP

Auroral Spatial Structures Probe

ASSP was designed to measure the spatial and temporal variation of the energy flow in the upper atmosphere in and around the aurora to better understand global temperature changes in the thermosphere.

FPMU

Floating Potential Measurement Unit

The FPMU is an important diagnostic tool that helps enable NASA to monitor and control surface charging on the International Space Station, reducing risks to astronauts during extra-vehicular activity.

OPAL

Oxygen Photometry of the Atmospheric Limb

The OPAL 3U CubeSat mission is designed to provide accurate and reliable space environment specifications to assist in the effort to mitigate the adverse effects of space weather.