Student led mission to understand space weather
The Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment (CSSWE) was 3U CubeSat mission designed and developed by students at CU-Boulder under the direction of LASP’s faculty and staff. CSSWE housed an energetic particle telescope to address the fundamental questions pertaining to the relationship between solar flares and energetic particles. These questions include the acceleration and loss mechanisms of outer radiation belt electrons. CSSWE was LASP’s first cubesat mission receiving numerous awards and published results.
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Launch Date: September 13, 2012
End of Mission: December 2014
Lead Institution: LASP
Lead Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Partners: Aerospace Engineering Department at University of Colorado Boulder