NASA : New Mission To Study Space Weather From International Space Station

WASHINGTON : NASA has selected a fresh mission that can help researchers understand and , ultimately , forecast the huge space weather system around earth .

The Atmospheric Waves Investigate ( AWE ) mission will cost $42 million and is prepared to launch in August 2022 , connected to the exterior of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station ( ISS ) , the US room agency said in a statement on Tuesday . 

From its space department perch , AWE will target colourful bands of light in Earth’s environment , called airglow , to determine what mixture of forces drive space weather in the higher atmosphere .

“This mission absolutely meets that standard with a creative and cost-effective mission to solve mysteries about Earth’s upper atmosphere,” said Paul Hertz, NASA’s Director of Astrophysics.

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