Full Name SpriteSat Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies Tohoku University Launch Date 23 Jan 2009
Mission Links EOL Date Jan 2024
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Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
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Objectives and Applications To observe sprites (TLEs) in the middle atmosphere, typically in the altitude range of 40-90 km, from the upper stratosphere to the mesosphere. To observe the brief bursts of gamma rays in Earth's atmosphere which are referred to as TGFs (Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes).
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