The CuPID (Cusp Plasma Imaging Detector) CubeSat will image the solar wind plasma entering the terrestrial cusp to determine the spatial and temporal nature of magnetic reconnection and what factors control its properties. (Home Page)

The CuPID CubeSat Observatory team at John’s Hopkins University for the CDR.

For the latest updates on CuPID project please follow the link: CuPID update.

DXL-2/CuPID launch on a sounding rocket:

DXL-2/CuPID flew successfully in space on a sounding rocket, the first wide field-of-view soft X-ray imager, helping lay the ground work for the CuPID CubeSat. The sounding rocket was launched in December 2015 at WSMR, New Mexico.