Nordic ionospheric sounding rocket seeding experiment (NISSE)
2009 (English)In: Proc. 19th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, 7-11 June 2009, 2009, 467-472 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
The Nordic Ionospheric Sounding rocket Seeding Experiment (NISSE) is a student research project in the REXUS student rocket experiment program. The NISSE experiment flew onboard a sounding rocket, the REXUS 6, which was launched at the Esrange rocket range on March 12, 2009. In the NISSE experiment about 8.3 kg of water was to be released into the ionosphere at the REXUS 6 apogee altitude of about 95 km. The EISCAT UHF incoherent scatter radar system located in Northern Fennoscandia, was in action for detection and observation of the effects of the released water on the upper atmosphere. Although NISSE was only partially successful, we are motivated to present here the conceptual description of the experiment and discuss the experience gained from an educational point of view.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. 467-472 p.
, ESA SP-671
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102625OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-102625DiVA: diva2:808527
19th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, 7-11 June 2009