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The ESPERIA Project: a Mission to Investigate the near-Earth Space

  • Vittorio Sgrignal
  • Rodolfo Console
  • Livio Conti
  • Arkady Moiseev Galper
  • Valeria Malvezzil
  • Michel Parrot
  • Piergiorgio Picozza
  • Renato Scrimaglio
  • Piero Spillantini
  • David Zilpimiani

Summary

ESPERIA is an equatorial space mission mainly conceded with detecting any tectonic and preseismic related signals. More in general, it has been proposed for defining the near-Earth electromagnetic, plasma, and particle environment, and for studying perturbations and instabilities in the ionosphere-magnetosphere transition region. The same multi-instrument payload also allows anthropogenic electromagnetic emissions to be investigated. To study earthquake preparation processes and anthropogenic impacts in the Earth's surface, a phase A study has been realized for the Italian Space Agency. Within this framework also the ARINA particle experiment is in progress.

Key words

geomagnetic field earthquakes magnetosphere plasma radiation belts 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vittorio Sgrignal
    • 1
  • Rodolfo Console
    • 2
  • Livio Conti
    • 1
  • Arkady Moiseev Galper
    • 3
  • Valeria Malvezzil
    • 1
  • Michel Parrot
    • 4
  • Piergiorgio Picozza
    • 5
  • Renato Scrimaglio
    • 6
  • Piero Spillantini
    • 7
  • David Zilpimiani
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Physics and INFN Sect.University Roma TreRomeItaly
  2. 2.Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV)RomeItaly
  3. 3.Institute of Cosmic Physics, MEPhIMoscowRussian Federation
  4. 4.LPCE/CNRSOrleansFrance
  5. 5.Department of Physics and INFN Sect.University Tor VergataRomeItaly
  6. 6.Department of PhysicsUniversity of L'AquilaL'AquilaItaly
  7. 7.Department of PhysicsUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  8. 8.Institute of GeophysicsGeorgian Academy of SciencesTbilisiRepublic of Georgia

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