The Electron Losses and Fields Investigation (ELFIN) are a pair of 3U+ CubeSats being built by the Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences department at UCLA. ELFIN will explore the mechanisms responsible for the loss of relativistic electrons from the radiation belts.

ELFIN is funded jointly by the NSF and NASA CubeSat programs and has been a participant in the AFRL’s University Nanosatellite Program.

Additional thanks to NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative, which has manifested both ELFIN and its twin ELFIN-STAR on the ELaNa-XVIII. ELFIN will be riding alongside NASA’s ICESat-2 in September 2018 on the last Delta II.

If you would like to join the ELFIN team, you can find the application process here. We invite you to check out our website before applying to learn more about the project.