Whitepaper #356 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: space weather applications; basic research. Additional topics: space weather research/operations/research loop; planetary ionospheres / upper atmospheres; space-based […]
A big challenge in Ionosphere/Thermosphere science is measuring high latitude particle inputs while also measuring the response of the thermosphere and ionosphere. Far Ultraviolet imagers, like NASA’s TIMED/GUVI can provide that capability from low-cost space platforms. Improved gratings and detectors will enable next generation instruments to provide additional information for new science.