C/NOFS Coupled Ion Neutral Dynamic Investigation

CINDi will measure the concentration and kinetic energy of the ions and neutral particles in space as the satellite passes through them. This information will be used in building models to understand the various structures in the ionosphere, like bubbles of different densities of ions. These structures can interfere with radio signals between the Earth and spacecraft in orbit, thus causing errors in tracking and loss of communication.                                                                                                                                                                                         

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