Space Research Institute
Russian Academy of Sciences


Space Plasma Physics

Ionosphere is the upper layer of the atmosphere, ionized by solar high-energy radiation (hence the name). It is very special ‘shell’ of our planet, since its parameters are crucial for prediction of space weather in the nearest future. That’s why it’s important to monitor the state of the ionosphere, not only from the surface of the Earth, but also from space, using specific instruments — ionosondes, or chirpsounders.

Dr. Andrey Sadovsky and Dr. Sergey Pulinets (IKI), Dr. Nadezhda Kotonaeva (Fedorov Institute of Applied Geophysics), Dr. Vladimir Kuznetsov (Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation, Russian Academy of Sciences) talk about the ionosphere and the project Ionozond-2025.

In Russian.

Video file

Science advisors: Anatoly A. Petrukovich, Mikhail Mogilevsky, IKI

Script: Sergey A. Pulinets, Olga V. Zakutnyaya, IKI

Cameraman, cutting, 3D-animation: Evgeny P. Germanyuk, IKI

Dubbing: Yuri S. Dobrolensky, IKI
Special thanks: Innovation Support Foundation

Production: IKI, 2022