CSUG – NORWAY MISSION: PERFECT WEATHER FOR OBSERVING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

on the March 7, 2017
The CSUG team has been lucky with the weather. The night sky is generally clear and there is sufficient solar activity to produce beautiful auroras.
Their emissions can range from vivid to a diffuse glow, and there is just as much variation in the dynamics of the magnetic field responsible for this phenomenon.

So far, ATISE has produced 300 GB of raw data. The goal of the campaign is to secure proof of concept for the instrument, and that is exactly what they have done. Beyond this demonstration, the data collected will be used to check the performance levels required of ATISE. Students will also use the spectra to develop the processing software on board the satellite using the actual illumination levels of the Northern Lights.

Lastly, the Space Weather team will begin to interpret the data with a view to linking the spectra obtained to the conditions high in the upper atmosphere.

Updated on December 13, 2017