JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

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[JJ] Poster

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS12] [JJ] Electromagnetic phenomena associated with seismic and volcanic activities

Thu. May 25, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

[MIS12-P04] Precursory electric field observation cubesat demonstrator: Prelude

*Tetsuya Kodama1, Masahiko Yamazaki2, Masashi Kamogawa3, Shoho Togo3, Hidetoshi Nitta3, Berthelier Jean-Jacques4, Toshiyasu Nagao5 (1.Japan Space Exploration Agency, 2.Nihon University, 3.Tokyo Gakugei University, 4.Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, 5.Tokai University)

Keywords:Prelude, CubeSat, DEMETER

Small satellites have already been used for earthquake precursory phenomena observation in other countries, but CubeSat-class satellite has not existed yet. The French seismo-electromagnetic satellite DEMETER reported statistically the reduction of the radio wave intensity 4 hours before earthquakes, but its mechanism and dependence on local time is unknown.

The 3U CubeSat "Prelude" under development is aimed at verifying the reduction of radio wave intensity 4 hours before earthquakes by installing only one pair of electric field probes which is already proven by DEMETER in the vertical direction, constructing the satellite constellation in a low cost.