Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review Tool
Satellite Programme: Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration
Single-satellite programme, addressing magnetospheric processes. First of the NASA Medium-class Explorer programme (MIDEX).
USA programme: NASA responsible of development and operations, in collaboration with a wide number of scientific institutes.
The satellite is spin-stabilised.
The design lifetime is 2 years.
The orbit is highly elliptical, polar.
See detailed description at https://directory.eoportal.org/satellite-missions/i/image-mission and http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov.
Data are stored onboard and retrieved in S-band at stations of the NASA network.
In addition, science data are transmitted in real-time, specifically for the main user centres for space environment weather forecasts of NOAA (NGDC, National Geophysical Data Center) and Japan (CRL, Communications Research Laboratory, Tokyo).
Data distribution from the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
2000 - 2005
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration
(2000 - 2005)