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Home Principal Investigator Efthyia Zesta and her team will study how Earth’s upper atmospheric layers react to the ever-changing flow of solar energy into the magnetosphere with the Dione CubeSat mission. Todd Bonalsky (right) is providing the magnetometer system. (NASA/W. Hrybyk) Principal Investigator Efthyia Zesta and her team will study how Earth’s upper atmospheric layers react to the ever-changing flow of solar energy into the magnetosphere with the Dione CubeSat mission. Todd Bonalsky (right) is providing the magnetometer system. (NASA/W. Hrybyk)

Principal Investigator Efthyia Zesta and her team will study how Earth’s upper atmospheric layers react to the ever-changing flow of solar energy into the magnetosphere with the Dione CubeSat mission. Todd Bonalsky (right) is providing the magnetometer system. (NASA/W. Hrybyk)

Principal Investigator Efthyia Zesta and her team will study how Earth’s upper atmospheric layers react to the ever-changing flow of solar energy into the magnetosphere with the Dione CubeSat mission. Todd Bonalsky (right) is providing the magnetometer system. (NASA/W. Hrybyk)

Principal Investigator Efthyia Zesta and her team will study how Earth’s upper atmospheric layers react to the ever-changing flow of solar energy into the magnetosphere with the Dione CubeSat mission. Todd Bonalsky (right) is providing the magnetometer system. (NASA/W. Hrybyk)

Dione will gather data not collected since NASA’s dual-spacecraft Dynamics Explorer mission launched in the early 1980s. (NASA)