Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence

On-orbit degradation of Solar and Space Weather Instruments - Lesson Learned

Thursday May 03, 2012 - Meeting Room at RMI, 9:00 - 18:00

The aim of this workshop is to open discussions related to the degradation observed on space instruments dedicated to monitor the Sun and the space weather. The idea is to share and gain knowledge of on-orbit degradations from our past and present experiences and to use them as a guide to predict future performance of ongoing instrument developments.

The presentations will then be followed by a Round Table with the goal to provide good practices and innovative approaches to reduce or correct as strongly as possible expected degradations. We intend to implement a Lessons Learned process to identify what has gone well with previous missions (which should be repeated) and to rethink what should be done differently. This shall initiate new studies that will provide regular feedback and continuous activities to increase the lifetime of future space missions.

We welcome all participants who want to share their experience and knowledge.

We look forward to meeting you.
Ali BenMoussa and Samuel Gissot

The presentations are on the PROBA2 website.


Extra Information - round table, hotels - in pdf