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 #5 - New Nighttime FUV O+ retrievals

Dr. Thomas Immel 0 98

The ICON FUV 2.5 product for nighttime O+ profiles is updated to version 4 and available now in the public FTP archive. This product now contains a data quality flag indicating the possibility of additional radiance in the scene due to precipitation of conjugate photo electrons. This is further described in the product documentation, available on the Data page of this site.

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ICON at AGU Fall Meeting

Online 1-17 December 2020

Karin Hauck 0 244

AGU logoThe AGU Fall Meeting will be one of the world's largest virtual scientific conferences, with exciting programming and events. #AGU20 is scheduled from 1-17 December. Scientific program content will be available on-demand, with pre-recorded oral presentations and virtual posters available for attendees to view and peruse outside of the scheduled live Q&A sessions during the meeting.

Click "read more" to see a PDF of ICON science-related sessions, posters, and the SPA Town Hall on Wednesday night, Dec. 9.

 

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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