By: miker on: Fri., Mar. 27, 2015 10:33 AM EDT (20 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. 26, 2015 08:01 AM EDT (308 Reads)
The 2015 SuperDARN Workhsop will be held in Leicester, UK, June 1-5, 2015.
Steve Milan has announced on behalf of the Local Organizing Committee that the workshop web-page is open and accepting abstracts and registration:
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: Thu., Mar. 19, 2015 02:27 PM EDT (935 Reads)
By: miker on: Thu., Mar. 12, 2015 09:36 PM EDT (115 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: Thu., Dec. 04, 2014 02:40 PM EST (503 Reads)
By: miker on: Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 01:59 PM EST (503 Reads)
Australian SuperDARN researchers lead by the La Trobe University group and PI John Devlin have been recognized with prestigious awards for excellence in engineering innovation in connection with the design of the Buckland Park digital radar. In September they received the 2014 Victorian Engineering Award for Excellence. In November they were presented with the 2014 Australian Engineering Excellence Award for Innovation. Announcement of the latter can be found on the 'Engineers Australia' web site:
Congratulations to John and the entire Buckland Park team!
Photo: Antenna towers of the Buckland Park radar viewed against the setting sun.