Full Name Active Magnetosphere and Planetary Electrodynamics Response Experiment Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies Iridium Launch Date 05 May 1997
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2024
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Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 65 deg
Orbit Altitude 780 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications AMPERE is a U.S. Earth observing system (2010) providing near-realtime magnetic field measurements using commercial satellites as part of a new observation network to forecast weather in space. This is the first step in developing a system that enables 24-hour tracking of Earth's response to supersonic blasts of plasma ejected from the Sun at collection rates fast enough to one day enable forecasters to predict space weather effects.
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