CSES Missions

CSES (China Seismo-Electromagnetic Satellite) scientific space missions are dedicated: to monitoring electromagnetic field and waves, plasma and particles perturbations of the atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetosphere induced by natural sources and anthropocentric emitters; and to study their correlations with the occurrence of seismic events. More in general, they will investigate the structure and the dynamic of the topside ionosphere, the coupling mechanisms with the lower and higher plasma layers and the temporal variations of the geomagnetic field, in quiet and disturbed conditions. Data collected by the mission will also allow studying solar-terrestrial interactions and phenomena of solar physics, namely Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs), solar flares and cosmic ray solar modulation.

The program foresees several satellites to be sequentially launched. Currently, CSES-01 satellite is in orbit since February 2nd, 2018 and CSES-02 satellite in advanced implementation stage.