[PCG24-13] Sounding rocket missions (LAMP and SS520-3) for ionospheric and magnetospheric explorations
Keywords:sounding rocket, LAMP, SS520-3
SS520-3 is led by JAXA. It carries plasma wave instruments, a sensor package measuring supra-thermal to low-energy plasma particles, Langmuir probes, and a magnetometer, in order to reveal the generating mechanisms of ion outflows from the polar ionosphere, where the many of the instruments also contain state-of-art techniques as technological demonstration including wave-particle interaction analysis.
Using the sounding rocket, we can exlore the low-altitude regions which is difficult for satellites. Moreover, interface requirements are usually quite milder with a lot of aspects when we compare them to those of spacecraft, which saves time and resources for development/verification to meet the requirements. We will report the status of LAMP and SS520-3, and benefits from usage of the sounding rocket platform.