Charge to the RPI NAR
The Review Team is to evaluate the IMAGE/RPI experiment with regard to the feasibility of accomplishing each of the mission science objectives. As stated in the Level 1 Requirements Definition document for IMAGE these objectives are:
1) What is the mechanism for injecting plasma into the magnetosphere on substorm and magnetic storm time scales?
2) What is the directly driven response of the magnetosphere to solar wind changes?
3) How and where are magnetospheric plasmas energized, transported, and subsequently lost during storms and substorms?
Specific RPI measurement characteristics required to meet these science objectives are giving in Table 1 of the Level 1 Requirements Definition document.