CINDI: Coupled Ion Neutral Dynamic Investigation


Artist concept of space weather showing an active Sun with flares and a CME in the upper right, the Earth in the lower right with types of technology affected by space weather to the lower left; satellites, airplanes, the ISS and ground-based electrical lines. Studying the Sun-Earth connection.
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CINDI: Coupled Ion Neutral Dynamic Investigation

Model of CNOFS Image Credit: U.S. Air Force

The CINDI investigation is a key component of the science objectives of the Communication/Navigation Outage Forecast System (C/NOFS) undertaken by the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Space and Missile Command Test and Evaluation Directorate. CINDI will study the elements that influence space weather near Earth’s equator.

C/NOFS was successfully launched from the underside of a Lockheed L-1011 on April 16, 2008, at 10:02 a.m. Pacific time.


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