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DICE (Dynamic Ionosphere CubeSat Experiment) will map geomagnetic Storm Enhanced Density (SED) plasma bulge and plume formations in Earth’s ionosphere. Two identical spinning spacecraft will measure plasma density and electric fields to determine the how and why of variations in ionospheric plasma density that affect the performance of communications, surveillance, and navigation systems on earth and in space.

Alternate Names

  • DICE2
  • Dynamic Ionosphere CubeSat Experiment
  • 37852

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-01-28
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7920
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 3 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Other

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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