Students Adapt for Remote Operation of ELFIN Cubesats

Posted on May 11, 2020

An artist’s depiction of the Van Allen Belts, showing Earth’s magnetic field lines and the trajectories of charged particles trapped by them. The twin ELFIN spacecraft are shown following their inclined polar orbit, traced in yellow. Credits: UCLA EPSS/NASA SVS

An artist’s depiction of the Van Allen Belts, showing Earth’s magnetic field lines and the trajectories of charged particles trapped by them. The twin ELFIN spacecraft are shown following their inclined polar orbit, traced in yellow.

Credits: UCLA EPSS/NASA SVS

 

Students operating the twin Electron Losses and Fields Investigation (ELFIN) cubesats adapt to new challenges while working from home. Check out ELFIN’s feature on page 18, featuring ELFIN mission operations manager Chen! Huge thanks to SpaceNews for reporting on the many changes our operators and developers are making to adapt to remote operations.

Read more in Space News here. (Direct PDF link here.)

Read about the ELFIN project here.