Sun  ID: 13969

Geospace Dynamics Constellation

Geospace Dynamics Constellation (GDC) is a mission concept to study the coupling between the magnetosphere and the ionosphere/thermosphere (IT) system, and how that coupled system responds to external energy input. GDC will address crucial scientific questions pertaining to the dynamic processes active in Earth’s upper atmosphere; their local, regional, and global structure; and their role in driving and modifying magnetospheric activity. GDC will be the first mission to address these questions on a global scale due to its use of a constellation of spacecraft that permit simultaneous multi-point observations. This investigation is central to understanding the basic physics and chemistry of the upper atmosphere and its interaction with Earth’s magnetosphere, but also will produce insights into space weather processes.

Credits

Liz Wilk (KBRwyle): Producer
Genna Duberstein (ADNET): Lead Producer
Jonathan North (KBRwyle): Animator
Douglas E. Rowland (NASA/GSFC): Lead Project Scientist
Please give credit for the finished video to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center & Conceptual Image Lab
Additional footage courtesy of ULA, Pond5 and Artbeats

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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Upper Atmosphere
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Geospace
NASA Science >> Sun