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Live Launch Coverage Of Taiwan-Japan Satellite To Broadcast At NCKU On December 20-wn
Academia Sinica and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, jointly cooperated with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to develop Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace (ERG). NCKU announced today that the ERG will be launched sometime between 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 20 at the Uchinoura Space Center (USC), Japan.
JAXA will provide a live broadcast of the ERG launch live report from USC and the research team in NCKU invites people who are interested in the launching to come join watch it through the Internet.
The ERG is a satellite to investigate acceleration mechanisms of relativistic particles of the radiation belts and dynamics of geospace during space storms.
Taiwan team joined the project in January 2014, with the participation of Academia Sinica and NCKU in the creation of an important instrument in the satellite, the 'LEP-e', which is a low energy electronic measuring instrument.
ERG will make a comprehensive observation of the electrons and ions near the equatorial plane in geospace, which is thought to be the area where the acceleration of such electrons is occurring.
In order to understand the acceleration of electrons in the radiation belts, ERG will be equipped with newly developed instruments and continuously observe over a wide energy range in the equatorial plane of the radiation belts.
The ERG satellite is scheduled to be launched by the Epsilon Launch Vehicle from Uchinoura Space Center.
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