A National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported meeting took place at the High Altitude Observatory in Boulder CO in September 2016 and drew participants from around the globe. Nearly 100 participants registered for the GEOGOLDICON conference which brought together satellite and ground-based missions exploring Earth’s near-space environment, as well as others interested in observation and analysis opportunities. (The name comes from the combination of ICON and GOLD missions and NSF Geospace). Collaborations forged at the meeting allow leverage of each other’s work and broad participation in the investigation of long-standing mysteries and challenges, such as what effect Earth’s weather has on space weather.  The meeting invitation was extended to the solar, heliospheric, magnetospheric and atmospheric communities.

Read more about the GEOGOLDICON conference.

Below are ICON’s submitted papers.

An overview of the ICON mission and its design is provided in the following paper by Immel et al.

ICON Mission Goals and Design July 2016 DRAFT ( 8.6MB)

The MIGHTI instrument measures winds and temperatures in the upper atmosphere, described by Englert et al.

ICON MIGHTI Instrument Design and Calibration July 2016 DRAFT ( 2.0MB)

The specific design of the MIGHTI interferometer is discussed in the paper by Harlander et al.

ICON MIGHTI Interferometer Design and Test July 2016 DRAFT ( 1.2MB)

The IVM instrument measures the plasma environment at the location of ICON, described by Heelis et al.

ICON IVM Instrument Design and Calibration July 2016 DRAFT ( 8.0MB)

The EUV instrument measures the density of the daytime ionosphere, described by Sirk et al.

ICON EUV Instrument Design and Calibration July 2016 DRAFT ( 5.4MB)

The ICON FUV instrument measures the daytime thermospheric composition and nighttime ionospheric density profiles, described in this presentation prepared by Dr. Stephen Mende.

ICON FUV Instrument Design and Calibration August 2016 DRAFT ( 2.5MB)

From these instruments come the ICON Science Products, described in this presentation prepared by Dr. Scott England.

ICON Science Product Slides July 2016 DRAFT ( 1.7MB)

ICON skin is based on Greytness by Adammer
Background image, courtesy of NASA, is a derivitave of photograph taken by D. Pettit from the ISS, used under Creative Commons license