Energetic Heavy Ion Sensor for next-generation weather satellites

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The Space Science Center of the University of New Hampshire will be building an instrument for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) third-generation weather satellites under the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-R) Program.

The instrument named Energetic Heavy Ion Sensor will be monitoring potentially dangerous energetic atomic nuclei and electrons as they hurtle through space near Earth. It will measure particles with the highest energy ranges i.e. which can pose great risk to satellites, astronauts, and transpolar aircraft crews.

It will be designed and build for the Space Environment In-Situ Suite.

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