Abstract

The Atmosphere-Space Interaction Monitor (ASIM) is an observatory mounted outside the Columbus module on the International Space Station. It has been operational since April 13th, 2018. It contains two instruments: The Modular X- and Gamma-ray Sensor (MXGS) and The Modular Multispectral Imaging Array (MMIA). The objective of ASIM is to monitor thunderstorms and auroras, including lightning discharges, especially discharges upwards above thunderstorms. This paper presents the instrument package and some first results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIGARSS 2019 - IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2019
Pages8811-8814
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-9154-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2019 (IGARSS 2019 ) - PACIFICO Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 28 Jul 20192 Aug 2019

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2019 (IGARSS 2019 )
LocationPACIFICO Yokohama
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period28/07/201902/08/2019
SeriesIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings
ISSN2153-6996

Keywords

  • Atmosphere
  • Space
  • Lightning
  • Monitoring
  • Instrument

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