The Electron Losses and Fields Investigation (ELFIN) is a 3U+ CubeSat mission under development 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 CubeSat and NASA LCAS programs and has been a participant in the AFRL’s University Nanosatellite Program.

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.

UCLA ELFIN Satellite

The Electron Losses and Fields Investigation (ELFIN) is a 3U CubeSatellite under development by the Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences department at UCLA. The spacecraft carries a number of scientific instruments on-board to explore the loss of relativistic electrons from the Earth’s radiation belts. ELFIN is funded by NASA and NSF and a participant in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s University Nanosatellite Program, representing UCLA’s first largely student-designed and built satellite. The ELFIN team is a tightly-knit group of approximately 35 undergraduates as well as a number of staff scientists and engineers. This project gives students hands-on experience from initial concept design to final satellite assembly and, of course, launch!
UCLA ELFIN Satellite
UCLA ELFIN SatelliteMarch 26th, 2017 at 7:49am
Interested in working on UCLA's first spacecraft? This NASA/NSF jointly funded nanosat project is looking to recruit for the summer and beyond with paid positions available. This is an incredible opportunity to work on an industry level project with university level mentorship. For more info, please check out our website at elfin.igpp.ucla.edu.

To apply to the project, visit elfin.igpp.ucla.edu/contact/apply/ and follow the instructions there. The application deadline for spring is 11:59 PM April 8th, 2017. If you have any questions, email us at elfin@igpp.ucla.edu.

Thank you for your interest in the project!
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UCLA ELFIN SatelliteMarch 26th, 2017 at 7:49am
ELFIN is featured in the latest issue of Scientia! =)
http://www.scientia.global/professor-vassilis-angelopoulos/
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UCLA ELFIN SatelliteMarch 26th, 2017 at 7:49am
Space weather and a planet's magnetosphere can affect its atmosphere, water, oxygen, and life... #magnets #spaceweather #elfincubesat

https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2017/03/03/nasa-discovers-how-mars-lost-its-atmosphere/#94a5de0326a4
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UCLA ELFIN SatelliteMarch 26th, 2017 at 7:49am
Here's to hoping the new administration continues to fund Earth and space science, since space weather is a very real threat to our technological society!
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