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.

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UCLA ELFIN Satellite shared Eero Ettala's video.
the solar wind and our magnetic field generate powerful electrical currents around our planet, making our atmosphere glow. #spaceweather #magnetosphere
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UCLA ELFIN Satellite shared Severe Weather Europe's video.
aurora filmed in real time, incredible. this is one of the most frequent questions asked, "how fast does it move?"
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Severe Weather Europe
Amazing video of aurora borealis over Finland earlier this week. Not time lapse. Video! Source: Onlineweather
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Happy New Year to everyone! What better way to celebrate the new quarter than a Daily Bruin front page video, behund the scenes with ELFIN!

Of course this is just a sliver of the many other student teams, engineers and staff that make up this intensive project, you all deserve recognition for your efforts too. Well done, we've made it this far! In a few short months we will have an engineering model and then flight model testing... then off to space!

cheers and happy 2016!
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Earth Station is go! withstood the recent gusty winds, so hoping we don't have to climb back up anytime soon.
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UCLA ELFIN Satellite added 2 new photos.
say hello to ELFIN's Earth station antenna, the centerpiece of our Mission Operations Center that will control the satellite and relay data from UCLA! #elfincubesat #w6yra #uclaepss #spaceantenna
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