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  The Mission:

Overview:
The TERRIERS satellite mission is designed to study the ionosphere - the electrically charged portion of the earth's upper atmosphere. "Space weather" conditions in the ionosphere have wide-ranging consequences.

Mission Operations/Status:   
TERRIERS mission operations is ongoing at the Center for Space Physics at Boston University. This page presents the mission status and a review of the mission to date.

History:
Background on the scientific study of the ionosphere and the history of the TERRIERS mission.

Timeline:
Milestones in the funding, development, construction, testing and launch of the TERRIERS satellite.

Interview:   
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Radio interview with Daniel Cotton (Principal Investigator) and Supriya Chakrabarti (Co-Investigator), from the WBUR program "Here and Now."

TERRIERS Location:   
Current location of the TERRIERS satellite. If prior to launch, this will show the drop location.

Mission Control/Operator Responsibilities:
Located on the fourth floor of the Astronomy department at Boston University, student operators control the movement of the satellite as it crosses over Boston in a sun-synchronous orbit.

Space Weather:
Solar winds blast the Earth's magnetosphere, creating radiation storms invisible to the human eye. Why should this concern us ... and why study it?

Publications:
Online scientific papers discussing components and operations of the TERRIERS mission. Also, a list of other publications related to TERRIERS.

 
 
 
 
25 May 1999
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