Full Name Firefly Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 20 Nov 2013
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 02 Nov 2017
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Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 40.5 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 40.5 deg
Orbit Altitude 500 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Firefly is a low-cost NASA/GSFC led nanosatellite mission, a collaborative effort sponsored by NSF (National Science Foundation). The overall objective is to study the relationship between lightning and TGFs (Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes) which are sudden (transient) energetic bursts in the upper atmosphere.
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