LEO-satellites: new assets for SW monitoring and forecasting

Wednesday November 29, 13:00-14:00, room: Stijnen

LEO (Low Earth Orbiting) satellites provide space weather relevant observations on a global scale, including TEC (Total Electron Content), local electron and thermosphere density, and magnetic and electric field at unique sampling altitude in the ionosphere and thermosphere. These missions therefore have strong potential for providing novel assets for space weather monitoring and prediction. ESA's Swarm satellite constellation mission has been a pioneering mission in this context; a selection of its space weather products is disseminated through ESA. On the other hand, LEO satellite payload not primarily designed for space weather monitoring, such as GPS receivers or on board magnetometers, are expected to contribute significantly to sense the state of the near-Earth space. We will discuss the timeline for access to data from such missions, the benefit from combination with other data and with models, as well as its contribution and possible future directions for its use in space weather services.

Claudia Stolle

Lunch is not foreseen. The Kursaal offers a fast lunch service. Participants can order and pay at the bar in the Erehal (coffee area).
What can you get?
- soup & bread, 3 Euro
- Panini with pesto and mozarella, 3 Euro
- Pasta box, 5 Euro