Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Presentation information

International Session (Poster)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM09] Dynamics in magnetosphere and ionosphere

Wed. May 27, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Shin'ya Nakano(The Institute of Statistical Mathematics), Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Solar-Terrestrial Environement Laboratory, Nagoya University), Hiroshi Hasegawa(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Yoshimasa Tanaka(National Institute of Polar Research), Tomoaki Hori(Nagoya University Solar Terrestrial Environment Laboratory Geospace Research Center)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[PEM09-P02] Advanced Ionospheric Probe onboard the FORMOSAT-5 Satellite

*Chi-kuang CHAO1, Yeou-shin CHANG2, Shigeyuki MINAMI3 (1.Grad. Inst. of Space Science, National Central Univ., 2.National Space Organization, 3.Osaka City University)

Keywords:Science payload, Ionosphere, FORMOSAT-5, Advanced Ionospheric Probe

Advanced Ionospheric Probe (AIP) designed by National Central University is recently accepted by National Space Organization to built for the FORMOSAT-5 (FS-5) satellite as a piggyback science payload in early 2012. The FS-5 satellite is scheduled to launch in 2016 and anticipated to flight in a 98.28o inclination sun-synchronous circular orbit at 720 km altitude in the 1030/2230 LT sectors. The orbital coverage provides a great opportunity to survey the Earth globally from equatorial to polar region. The AIP is an all-in-one plasma sensor under constraints in power (5 W), weight (5 kg), and form factor (100 mm L x 100 mm W x 100 mm H) in sensor size but with sampling rate up to 8,192 Hz to measure ionospheric plasma concentrations, velocities, and temperatures over a wide range of spatial scales. Once comprehensive dataset available from the AIP, a systematic examination of longitudinal and seasonal variations of the ionospheric parameters in the topside F region can be conducted for all latitudinal coverage. The transient and long-term variations of ionospheric plasma can be monitored in the upcoming solar maximum period and are benefit to public and scientists who are interested in space weather and seismic precursors associated with strong earthquakes.