Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review Tool
Satellite Programme: Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence, and Electrodynamics of the Moon's Interaction with the Sun
Programme implemented by moving the 2 most external satellites of the THEMIS cluster of 5 satellites, to Moon orbits.
NASA programme with support from several collaborating institutes. NASA/GSFC responsible of the programme, SSL (Space Sciences Laboratory) of the University of California, Berkeley, responsible of science management.
The satellite stabilisation is by spin.
The design lifetime is 2 years.
The two satellites are orbiting around the Moon in the LL1 and LL2 Lunar Lagrange libration points, respectively.
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All operations managed by NASA/GSFC by exploiting the international Deep Space Network Data Downlink.
Data processing is performed by the Space Sciences Laboratory of the University of Berkeley.
2011 - 2017
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence, and Electrodynamics of the Moon's Interaction with the Sun
ARTEMIS (2 sats)
(2011 - 2017)