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Satellite details
Acronym ICON
Full name Ionospheric Connection Explorer
Satellite Description

ICON will collect data needed to establish the connection between storms that occur near Earth’s surface and space-weather storms, to improve space weather prediction.

Mass at launch 288 kg Dry mass
Power
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Data access information
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 575 km
Inclination 27 °

 

Space agency NASA
Status Commissioning
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 11 Oct 2019 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2019-10-11
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on ICON

Acronym Full name
IVM In-situ Ion Velocity Meter
EUV Extreme Ultra Violet Imaging Spectrograph
FUV Far Ultra Violet Imaging Spectrograph
MIGHTI Michelson Interferometer for Global High-resolution Thermospheric Imaging
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