Exploring Where Earth's Weather Meets Space Weather

The Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON), the newest addition to NASA’s fleet of Heliophysics satellites, launched on October 10, 2019 at 9:59 p.m. EDT. Led by UC Berkeley, scientists and engineers around the world came 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.

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Mission Operations Update #2

Update to MIGHTI Temperature product (2.3) and FTP site organization

Dr. Thomas Immel 0 79

There is an update coming for MIGHTI 2.3 temperatures, bringing the product up to version 4. The change affects nighttime temperature retrievals. Details are available in the history attribute in the NetCDF, and also in the online documentation, given in the link below. An update to the FTP site organization is also reported below.

Mission Operations Update #1

Dr. Thomas Immel 0 57

We are coming up on ICON's 1-year anniversary in space, and the ICON Science Data Center is steadily producing Level 2 data products in NetCDF format, all available through links in the Data section of this site. Description of all Level 2 derived products are available there in pdf form. If you are interested in these data, please first have a look at these documents, which are derived directly from the products themselves.

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Mission Operations Update #2

Update to MIGHTI Temperature product (2.3) and FTP site organization

Dr. Thomas Immel 0 79

There is an update coming for MIGHTI 2.3 temperatures, bringing the product up to version 4. The change affects nighttime temperature retrievals. Details are available in the history attribute in the NetCDF, and also in the online documentation, given in the link below. An update to the FTP site organization is also reported below.

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