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Topical Issue "Space Weather Instrumentation" for JSWSC

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) has opened a new Topical Issue on "Space Weather Instrumentation" to appear in 2020/2021.

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Solar Orbiter has been launched

The launch of Solar Orbiter from Cape Canaveral in Florida was successful. 

Emil: 'That was an awesome show from Banana Creek. ...And I'm a bit too excited to go to sleep now.'

David: 'We have a mission!'

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Launch of Solar Orbiter - Feb 10, 05:03 CET

NASA will launch the Solar Orbiter spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, with 10 scientific instruments on board, including the space telescope Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI). Solar Orbiter will study the Sun from close up. The Royal Observatory of Belgium will manage the observations and coordinate the analysis of its unique solar images.

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New Solar Orbiter Launch date

NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), Airbus and United Launch Alliance now are targeting 11:03 p.m. EST Sunday, Feb. 9, this is 05:03 a.m. CET Monday Feb. 10, for the launch of the Solar Orbiter mission on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.  

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Fundamental Research

The STCE does Fundamental Research.

Public Outreach

Open DoorsThe STCE does public outreach during the STCE Annual Meeting and the Open Doors of the Space Pole in Uccle.

One of the highlights of the Open Doors is always a visit to the Solar Dome. A small introductory presentation is first given in the corridor of the SIDC. Skilled observers and space weather forecasters explain in laymen terminology what sunspots are, how they are observed, why these observations are so important, and how solar eruptions affect us and our technology. Then, the small groups of 10-15 people are guided stairs towards the top of the solar dome. There, the various solar telescopes are shown and their specific applications are discussed. Weather permitting, the visitors can also make solar observations using a projected solar image from the white light solar telescope. During and after the visit, there is plenty of opportunity to ask questions to the guides.

 

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