A Space Weather Research Satellite Payload


The University of Calgary is leading the operation of the Enhanced Polar Outflow Probe (e-POP), a scientific payload for CASSIOPE, the first, made-in-Canada multi-purpose small satellite mission from the Canadian Space Agency.

The e-POP payload is aboard the CASSIOPE satellite in an elliptical polar orbit, circling the globe at altitudes between 325 and 1500 km. Launched on September 29, 2013, e-POP's eight scientific instruments are collecting new data on space storms and associated plasma outflows in the upper atmosphere and their potentially devastating impacts on radio communications, GPS navigation, and other space-based technologies. » Read more...

Latest Updates

June 17, 2016: The 17th e-POP Science Team Meeting was held June 15-17, 2016 at the Natural Resources Canada Geomagnetic Laboratory in Ottawa, Ontario. The main thrust of the meeting was to update science team members and the community at large on the current status of the e-POP mission and mission data. For more details see the STM 17 page. » Other news...

The CASSIOPE Spacecraft
"CAScade, Smallsat and IOnospheric Polar Explorer"


CASSIOPE is comprised of three working elements that will use the first made-in-Canada multi-purpose small satellite platform in the Canadian Small Satellite Bus Program, an element vital to the future of the Canadian space program. » Read more...

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