What is the near-Earth space environment like?
What are the drivers of its dynamics?
Is near-Earth space suitable for human technology?
What are the hazards?
How should we design satellites to survive this environment?
Are there regions that are more suitable compared with others?
What is the 'weather' like in space and what are the extremes?
Researchers with the University of Newcastle Centre for Space Physics, in collaboration with The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Maryland, U.S.A, are studying the large electric currents that flow in the auroral regions of near-Earth space. Select the links below to learn more: