First results of MWC SAS3 electromagnetic wave experiment on board of the Chibis-M satellite

Stanislav Klimov, Csaba Ferencz, László Bodnár, Péter Szegedi, Péter Steinbach, Vladimir Gotlib, Denis Novikov, Serhiy Belyayev, Andrey Marusenkov, Orsolya Ferencz, Valery Korepanov, János Lichtenberger, Dániel Hamar

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The main goals of the Chibis-M mission are the testing of a new micro-satellite technology, the study of new physical processes related to lightning activity and the verification of possible monitoring techniques of Space Weather phenomena. In frames of the Chibis-M mission an electromagnetic wave complex MWC is installed on board of the satellite composed of electromagnetic sensors and SAS3 measuring unit. The obtained data show that the scientific instrumentation operates properly and produces interesting information. Here we present the first results of the first year of operation of the MWC in the ELF-VLF bands in different operation modes. An important conclusion is that basing on the experience of the first year it is possible to realize an effective and reliable Space Weather monitoring system using micro-satellites and simultaneously operating ground support equipments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1717-1731
Number of pages15
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2014



  • Ionosphere
  • Micro-satellite
  • Space weather monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Klimov, S., Ferencz, C., Bodnár, L., Szegedi, P., Steinbach, P., Gotlib, V., Novikov, D., Belyayev, S., Marusenkov, A., Ferencz, O., Korepanov, V., Lichtenberger, J., & Hamar, D. (2014). First results of MWC SAS3 electromagnetic wave experiment on board of the Chibis-M satellite. Advances in Space Research, 54(9), 1717-1731.