A Space Weather Research Satellite Payload


The Institute for Space Imaging Science at 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...

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Sept 29, 2013: LIFTOFF! Cassiope was blasted into orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle at exactly 16:00:00 UTC September 29th 2013. It had a nominal orbital insertion and successfully underwent early operations tests and has moved in to it's commissioning phase. Each e-POP instrument has been turned on and operated with no failures. They will continue to be tested until Cassiope enters it's routine operational phase. » 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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