SPIDER-1 measurements (LP, GPS, SMILE) inside an aurora

SND-ID: 2021-38

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gabriel Giono - Royal Institute of Technology, Space Plasma Physics orcid

Nickolay Ivchenko - Royal Institute of Technology, Space Plasma Physics orcid

Description

A series of CSV files containing some of the measurements performed by the SPIDER-1 sounding rocket inside an aurora. The rocket was launched at 21:09UT on February 2nd 2016 from Esrange (Kiruna, Sweden) and ejected 10 Free Falling Units (FFUs) inside a westward-traveling active aurora. Each FFU was equipped with a deployable Langmuir probe (LP) to measure the plasma properties (the electron density ne, the electron temperature Te, and the plasma potential Vp), as well as a 3-axis fluxgate magnetometer (SMILE) measuring the magnetic field and a positioning recorder (GPS).

Usable data from two of the FFUs (FFU02 and FFU06) is presented, which was used in the JGR-Space Physics article named "Multi-point measurements of the plasma properties inside an aurora from the SPIDER sounding rocket."

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English

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Time period(s) investigated

2016-02-02–2016-02-02

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Geographic spread

Geographic location: Kiruna Municipality

Geographic description: Rocket flight from Esrange, near Kiruna. The trajectory was towards north-west from the launcn site, reaching ~135 km altitude and ~100 km downrange.

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SPIDER-1 measurements (LP, GPS, SMILE) inside an aurora

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The data was collected by two of the SPIDER Free Falling Units (FFU02 and FFU06). It included:
- Measurements from the Langmuir probe (LP, current measurements for each voltage bias steps) -
Measurements from the 3-axis magnetometer (SMILE)
- Processed data from the Langmuir probe, namely the electron density (ne), electron temperature (Te) and plasma potential (Vp).
- GPS position of the two FFUs.

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Citation

Gabriel Giono, Nickolay Ivchenko. Royal Institute of Technology, Space Plasma Physics (2021). <em>SPIDER-1 measurements (LP, GPS, SMILE) inside an aurora</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/mdsv-ym34">https://doi.org/10.5878/mdsv-ym34</a>

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gabriel Giono - Royal Institute of Technology, Space Plasma Physics orcid

Nickolay Ivchenko - Royal Institute of Technology, Space Plasma Physics orcid

Time period(s) investigated

2016-02-02–2016-02-02

Published: 2021-03-09