Jun 13 – 19, 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
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Kinetic modelling of Solar Orbiter space environment

Jun 17, 2015, 9:15 AM
CAB 243 (University of Alberta)

CAB 243

University of Alberta

Oral (Non-Student) / orale (non-étudiant) Atmospheric and Space Physics / Physique atmosphérique et de l'espace (DASP-DPAE) W1-3 Special session to honor Dr. Akira Hirose III (DASP-DPP) / Session spéciale en l'honneur du Dr Akira Hirose III (DPAE-DPP)


Prof. Richard Marchand (University of Alberta)


Solar Orbiter is a European Space Agency (ESA) mission scheduled for launch early in 2017, with the objective of providing observations of unprecedented quality of the sun and solar wind at locations ranging from 0.28 to 0.9 astronomical units (AU). During its journey, Solar Orbiter will experience a vast range of space-environment conditions, including intense radiation and solar wind plasma fluxes near perihelion, and exoisure to high energy particle associated with flares or coronal mass ejections. The interaction of Solar Orbiter with its environment is simulated kinetically for representative solar wind conditions along its orbit, and a particular attention is given to the effect of perturbations associated with plasma-satellite interaction on particle sensor measurements.

Primary author

Prof. Richard Marchand (University of Alberta)


Prof. Christopher Owen (University College London) Prof. Stuart Grey (University College London)

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