Fifteenth European Space Weather Week
November 5 - 9, 2018, Leuven, Belgium

Session 7 - Radiation Environments: From Solar Origin to Effects on Space Missions

Eamonn Daly (ESA), Rositsa Miteva (Space Climate Group - Space Research and Technology Institute - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Larisa Kashapova (ISTP SB RAS, Russia), Richard Horne (British Antarctic Survey)
Wednesday 7/11, 09:00-10:30 & 11:15-12:45

With the rapid growth in the exploitation of space for applications serving society, and ambitious plans for scientific missions, proper evaluation of the effects of the space environment on future space infrastructures is crucial for all aspects of this evolution. Evaluations of space weather and space environmental climate for these missions face numerous difficult challenges. Effects that have to be coped with include solar array degradation, dose effects on electronics and humans, electrostatic charging and discharging, and single event effects.
Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) events are an important transient component of the space weather. It remains very difficult to predict the occurrence, magnitude and timing of SEP events at Earth based on observations of different types of solar precursors and eruptive events (solar flares, coronal mass ejections, etc.), and current understanding of physical solar processes, particle acceleration and transport. Similarly, the ability to predict time variations of the Earth’s Radiation Belts (RBs) is lacking. The belts respond to solar events via geomagnetic storms, but also reflect changes to the source and loss processes at low altitude via the atmosphere.

This session will focus on SEP and RB phenomena as sources of space environment hazards. For both SEP and RB environments, contributions discussing the following are solicited: end user experiences of effects and consequent needs; data processing and statistical analysis/modelling; and physics based modelling serving end user needs. These contributions can address both space weather and climatological (long-term statistical) aspects. The organisers encourage discussion of the needs of mega-constellations, missions with “electric orbit raising” and future human exploration such as the “deep space gateway”.

Accepted Contributions

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Invited Talks

Recent results from the space radiation environment measurements aboard ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and comparison with the dose rate and flux estimations based on galactic cosmic ray modelsBenghin, V


SEP Acceleration by Coronal Shocks with Realistic Seed Spectra in the Low and Middle CoronaKozarev, K
Evaluating Solar Proton Constraints for Flight OperationsMinow, J
Towards a single framework for the modelling of Space Radiation EnvironmentPapadimitriou, C
Four years of space weathering effects observed on the Gaia spacecraftSerpell, E
GOES-16 Solar Energetic Heavy Ion Observations from the SEP Events of July and September 2017: Comparison with ACE, SOHO and GOES 13-15Rodriguez, J
Evaluation of Solar Cell Radiation Damage during Electric Orbit RaisingLozinski, A
The AE9/AP9-IRENE Radiation and Plasma environment modelsO'brien, P
PreMevE: a New Predictive Model for Megaelectron-volt Electrons inside Earth’s Outer Radiation BeltChen, Y
OHB's proposal of an in-orbit cross-calibration of space environment sensorsIdeström, J
Non-diffusive processes leading to enhanced radiation belt fluxes: Global MHD/test particle simulations of extreme space weather eventsRavindra, D
Measurements and Effects of Energetic Charged Particles Aboard a CubeSat in Low Earth Orbit: Aalto-1 / RADMONVainio, R


Detection in real-time and post-analysis of the GLE72 eventTezari, A
Estimation of the particle radiation environment at L1 point and near-Earth spaceLaurenza, M
Global atmosphere phenomenonBalabin, Y
Characterization of the L2 radiation environment using ESA SREM measurementsAminalragia-giamini, S
SEP models coming to the Community Coordinated Modeling CenterMays, M
Exploring the energetic proton flux variability by using the Empirical Mode DecompositionAlberti, T
An Empirical Modification of the Force Field Approach to Describe the Modulation of Galactic Cosmic Rays Close to Earth in a Broad Range of Rigidities Heber, B
Solar and interplanetary sources of Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) Events during 1988-2013. Implications for SEP forecastingPapaioannou, A
The solar particle event on 10-13 September 2017 – Spectral reconstruction and calculation of the radiation exposure in aviation and spaceMatthiä, D
Radiation belts shape fluctuation due to geomagnetic disturbancesProtopopov, G
Monitoring and Interpretation of EPT proton and electron fluxes during 5 years of dataBotek, E
Global model of plasmaspheric hiss from multiple satellite observationsMeredith, N
The Trapped Energetic Particle Environment ModelPapadimitriou, C
In-depth validation of the IRENE modelsHeynderickx, D
Non-stationary properties of quasi-periodic pulsations in flare emissionKupriyanova, E
Middle atmospheric ionization during solar proton events in WACCM-D and riometer observationsHeino, E
Forecast of relativistic electron fluxes in the Outer Radiation Belt at geosynchronous orbit with Machine Learning MethodsMyagkova, I
Increases and decreases in radiation belt electron content with geomagnetic activityForsyth, C
Nuclear hardening to protect satellites against high-altitude-nuclear-explosions (HANE)Ideström, J
Space radiation dosimetry and radiation shielding in LEO orbit on board CubeSat VZLUSAT-1Daniel, V
Microwave emission of solar flares as indicator of the SEP originsKashapova, L