Whitepaper #253 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: basic research; infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: ground-based missions/projects; research tools and infrastructure; space-based […]
This Helio2050 white paper encapsulates the system science justifications of the recent Midex CSR for the ARCS mission, a localized swarm of 32 cubesats over a dedicated groundbased imagery array of 32 Alaskan camera sites, with localized tomography between the two. This heterogeneous, multiplatform, distributed measurement system constrains physics-based modelling of auroral plasma physics.