Pfaff - GSFC, 13 Feb 2017

Scheduled Launch Date: 
13 Feb 2017
Date Flight Number Night / Day Vehicle Agency Experimenter Experiment
13 Feb 2017 36.301 GE Night Black Brant IX NASA Pfaff Plasma Physics
Zone* Pad Recovery Required? Launched? Date Launched
1S. 2, 3, 4 3 TBA YES 8:41pm 01 March, 2017

“Electric fields drive the ionosphere which, in turn, are predicted to set up enhanced neutral winds
within an aurora arc. This experiment will seek to understand the height dependent coupling processes
that create localized neutral ‘jets’ within the aurora and their associated heating and neutral structuring.”
– Robert Pfaff

Mission Statement

Feb 08, 2017 - 15:55