By: ksterne on: Thu., Nov. 05, 2015 02:45 PM EST (119 Reads)
By: miker on: Thu., Oct. 29, 2015 03:01 PM EDT (154 Reads)
Effective, October 1, 2015, The institute previously known as the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory of Nagoya University has been replaced by a new institute called
Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University
The institute director is Prof. Shinobu Machida. The short form of the institute name is ISEE. The web page for the new institute can be found at http://www.isee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/index.html
We congratulate our SuperDARN colleagues on their appointments to the new institute!
By: miker on: Tue., May 12, 2015 08:01 AM EDT (2014 Reads)
The 2015 SuperDARN Workshop will be held in Leicester, UK, June 1-5, 2015. More than 70 scientists, students, and engineers will gather to discuss radar operations and shared research interests. The Workshop is being hosted by the University of Leicester SuperDARN research group, Prof. Mark Lester, PI. The workshop program has been posted and recently revised at
Accommodation at College Court can be purchased when registering for the meeting.
Pictured: Fielding Johnson Building of the University of Leicester, built in 1837.
By: miker on: Sat., May 09, 2015 09:36 PM EDT (2190 Reads)
The NASA Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (MMS) launched as scheduled on March 12, 2015 at 10:44 EDT from Cape Canaveral carried by a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket.
Quoting from the NASA MMS website at http://mms.gsfc.nasa.gov/ : 'The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is a Solar Terrestrial Probes mission comprising four identically instrumented spacecraft that will use Earth’s magnetosphere as a laboratory to study the microphysics of three fundamental plasma processes: magnetic reconnection, energetic particle acceleration, and turbulence.'
The science phase of the mission is scheduled to begin in September. SuperDARN is planning to operate in supporting modes.
By: miker on: Fri., Mar. 27, 2015 10:33 AM EDT (1416 Reads)
The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) is scheduled to begin operations this summer giving early warning of solar storms. It was launched from Cape Canaveral on February 11, 2015. Essentially, it will replace the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) satellite (in operation at L1 since the late 1990s) with upgraded measurement capabilities.
An EOS Earth & Space Science News on-line article by Delores Knipp and Douglas Biesecker describes the mission:
By: miker on: Thu., Mar. 19, 2015 02:27 PM EDT (2348 Reads)