The purpose of the GREECE (Ground-to-Rocket Electrodynamics-Electrons Correlative Experiment) is to significantly enhance our knowledge of the structure and dynamics of the electron precipitation responsible for the aurora, on both large and small scales, which can ultimately be used to set stronger constraints on models of auroral electrodynamics.
TRICE-2 is exploring magnetic reconnection, the explosive process that allows charged particles from space to stream into Earth’s atmosphere.
The overarching mission goal of the TRACERS mission is: Connecting the magnetospheric cusp to the magnetopause – discovering how spatial or temporal variations in magnetic reconnection drive cusp dynamics.
Carruthers Observatory is studying Earth’s exosphere: what it is, how we observe it, and how it responds to solar influences.
Grotifer aims to close the many significant science questions that are hampered by the current lack of accurate 3D e-field measurements (e.g., at reconnection).
ACES II is a NASA-funded rocket mission to measure the global electric circuit underlying the northern lights.
THEMIS studies how mass and energy move through the near-Earth space environment to determine the physical processes initiating auroras.
The goal of the ICON mission is to understand the tug-of-war between Earth’s atmosphere and the space environment.