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Ionospheric plasma hole and gigantic shock waves induced by the launch of FORMOSAT-5 using the Space-X rocket [Charles C. H. Lin]

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The launch of Taiwan’s first self-made satellite mission, FORMOSAT-5, had induced the greatest observed circular shock acoustic waves on record in the upper atmosphere followed by the ionospheric plasma hole. FORMOSAT-5 was the only passenger of the Space-X Falcon-9 rocket that delivered it to the mission orbit of 725 km altitude, thanks to the ...

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