December 23, 2016

e-POP Payload

The e-POP payload consists of eight scientific instruments. Together, they are enabling scientists to explore near-Earth space in greater detail.

Instrument Description PI Scientific Output
CER Coherent EM Radio Tomography Bernhardt Electron content
FAI Fast Auroral Imager Howarth Infrared and visible images
GAP GPS Attitude and Profiling Experiment Langley Spacecraft position and attitude
IRM Imaging and Rapid-Scanning Ion Mass Spectrometer Yau Low energy ion detection
MGF Fluxgate Magnetometer Miles 3-D magnetic field and currents
NMS Neutral Mass Spectrometer Hayakawa 0.1-2km/s neutral particles
RRI Radio Receiver Instrument James Radio wave propagation
SEI Suprathermal Electron Imager Knudsen Low energy electron detection

The e-POP instruments on CASSIOPE