Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Associate Professor Allison Jaynes has received a $44,018 award from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to support the development of a University of Iowa energetic particle detector instrument for a CubeSat concept mission to study energetic precipitation into the atmosphere from space, particularly during times of a widespread, common type of aurora called pulsating aurora.

Pulsating aurora
A pulsating aurora (Photo credit: Poul Jenssen)

“The Loss Through Auroral Microburst Pulsations Satellite (LAMPsat) Flight Opportunity Study” team consists of partners from APL, the University of Colorado Boulder, NASA Goddard and Japanese institutions.