J. Space Weather Space Clim.
Volume 11, 2021
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Published online||23 November 2021|
Sensing the ionosphere with the Spire radio occultation constellation
Earth Intelligence Department, Spire Global, Skypark 6, 64–72 Finnieston Square, Glasgow G3 8ET, UK
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 13 October 2021
Radio occultation (RO) provides a cost-effective component of the overall sensor mix required to characterise the ionosphere over wide areas and in areas where it is not possible to deploy ground sensors. The paper describes the RO constellation that has been developed and deployed by Spire Global. This constellation and its associated ground infrastructure are now producing data that can be used to characterise the bulk ionosphere, lower ionosphere perturbations, and ionospheric scintillation.
Key words: Ionosphere / radio occultation
© M.J. Angling et al., Published by EDP Sciences 2021
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