JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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P (Space and Planetary Sciences ) » P-CG Complex & General

[P-CG24] Future missions and instrumentation for space and planetary science

convener:Kazuo Yoshioka(Graduate School of frontier Science, The University of Tokyo), Satoshi Kasahara(The university of Tokyo), Kazunori Ogawa(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Mitsunori Ozaki(Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University)

[PCG24-P04] An international multi-point space exploration mission for intergrated observations in the space-Earth coupling system

*Masafumi Hirahara1, Masatoshi Yamauchi2, Yoshifumi Saito3, Hirotsugu Kojima4, Kazushi Asamura3, Takeshi Sakanoi6, Yoshizumi Miyoshi1, Naritoshi Kitamura5 (1.Institute of Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, 2.Swedish Institute of Space Physics, 3.Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 4.Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, 5.Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 6.Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University)

Keywords:multi-point simultaneous satellite observation, integrated satellite observation, formation flight observation, international space exploration mission, space-Earth coupling system, space plasma

We report the current status and plan of a multi-point space plasma exploration mission for intergrated in-situ and remote-sensing satellite observations in the space-Earth coupling system. This mission is based on the international collaboration by Japanese FACTORS mission consisting of two identical compact satellites and the Swedisn InnoSat program of a micro satellite in order to realize the first Japanese formation flight configuration in the space and upper atmosphere, whose scientific goal of the most significance is the demonstrative and quantitative investigations on the plasma acceleration/transport mechanisms and the electromagnetic coupling processes emerging in the terrestrial polar magnetosphere and ionosphere. Beyond any previous space plasma exploration in our Japanese research community and the other overseas, we are proposing serveral cutting-edge measurement methodologies using high-time/spatial resolution techniques and direct evaluations for the energy transports between the plasma waves and particles as well as the simultaneous multi-point observations by the adjacent satellites with their controllable separation distances of 1-50 km. In this presentation, we focus particularly on the importance and strategy of the multi-point simultaneous observations carried out by these three compact/micro satellites of FACTORS and InnoSat.