Exploring Where Earth's Weather Meets Space Weather

The Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will be the newest addition to NASA’s fleet of Heliophysics satellites. Led by UC Berkeley, scientists and engineers around the world are coming together to make ICON a reality.

The goal of the ICON mission is to understand the tug-of-war between Earth’s atmosphere and the space environment. In the "no mans land" of the ionosphere, a continuous struggle between solar forcing and Earth’s weather systems drive extreme and unpredicted variability. ICON will investigate the forces at play in the near-space environment, leading the way in understanding disturbances that can lead to severe interference with communications and GPS signals.
 

Quick Links

Welcome to ICON@Berkeley:
ICON Fast Facts
Publications
Latest News
Gallery

External Links:
ICON at NASA
NASA Viz Studio at Goddard
 
Where's ICON now?
  "Where is ICON" visualization tool.
 

Latest News

ICON at AGU Fall Meeting

New Orleans, 11-15 Dec. 2017

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AGU’s Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world and this year takes place in New Orleans, Dec. 11-15. Click on Read More to see a compilation of ICON or GOLD-related sessions, posters and the SPA Town Hall (Monday night).

Congratulations to Joe Huba, ICON Co-Investigator, who will be presenting the 2017 Nicolet Lecture on Tuesday.


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