Pfaff - GSFC, 13 Feb 2017

Scheduled Launch Date: 
13 Feb 2017
Date Flight Number Night / Day Vehicle Agency Experimenter Experiment
13 Feb 2017 36.306 GE Night Black Brant IX NASA Pfaff Plasma Physics
Zone* Pad Recovery Required? Launched? Date Launched
1S, 2, 3, 4 4 TBA YES 8:42pm 01 March, 2017

MISSION STATEMENT: “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