Whitepaper #056 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: space weather applications; basic research. Additional topics: system science; space weather research/applications/operations pipeline; space-based missions/projects; […]
We propose a conceptual Remote-Sensing Ionospheric Network in Geospace (RING) mission for the Solar-Terrestrial Probes Program to observe the global electromagnetic and kinetic energy inputs, and the global ionospheric system response. The proposed constellation consists of 100+ observing platforms in low Earth orbit to determine global E, dB, and particles, plus 3D electron density.