Session 12 - Space weather needs and opportunities from upcoming space missions

David Berghmans (ROB), Francis Verbeeck (ROB)
Friday 18/11, 10:00-13:00

A new "Golden Age" of solar and heliospheric physics is approaching with innovative space missions being finalised in the industrial shipyards. The coming generation of space instruments will observe the solar environment closer than ever before (eg Solar Probe Plus), with the highest spatial resolution ever (eg Solar Orbiter) and with the largest instruments ever (eg PROBA-3). These missions are designed to boost our understanding of the solar atmosphere, heliosphere and will therefore bring opportunties to study space weather effects near Earth. It is important to realize however that these missions are not only data providers to feed research and models. As the newest missions are often strongly constrained in e.g. telemetry or duty cycle, models and space weather forecasts are also needed as input to operate the embarked instruments optimally. Modeling cannot anymore be just pure a-posteriori exercise to reproduce and explain observations. The limited observational capabilities have to be targeted to the physically most critical locations and times. Simulations and models can be of tremendous help in targeting a fleet of misisons and instruments, towards the areas/time ranges that determine the behavior of the larger system. In this session we invite presentations that focus on this interplay between space weather modelling and forecasts at one hand and optimal instrument operations at the other hand. Contributions from current and future continously operated missions (eg SDO, GOES, PROBA2) are equally welcome as they are essential providers of the situational awareness that instrument operators of science missions need.

Poster Viewing
Friday November 18, 10:00 - 11:00, Poster Area

Friday November 18, 11:00 - 13:00, Delvaux

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Talks : Time schedule

Friday November 18, 11:00 - 13:00, Delvaux
11:00PROBA2: Science Mission and Space Weather ToolWest, M et al.Oral
11:20PROBA-3: a Formation Flying Solar Coronagraph MissionZhukov, A et al.Invited Oral
11:40The New SUVI and EXIS Instruments on GOES-R: Bridging Solar Observations from Space Weather to Space ClimateSeaton, D et al.Invited Oral
12:00Discovering the Heliosphere with new eyes: future opportunities from Solar Orbiter and PROBA3 missionsBemporad, A et al.Invited Oral
12:20Update on ADAPT Model Development and ApplicationsArge, C et al.Invited Oral
12:40THOR-CSW beam tracking strategies: taking solar wind prediction to the extremeDe keyser, J et al.Oral


Friday November 18, 10:00 - 11:00, Poster Area