The ESPERIA Project: a Mission to Investigate the near-Earth Space
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 wordsgeomagnetic field earthquakes magnetosphere plasma radiation belts
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