(U) There are two variations on this solution. One is to use 2 satellites with coronagraphs on each to triangulate on solar coronal mass ejections (CMEs, which are associated with high-velocity solar wind streams) for detection and notification. Another option is to fly and test the Space Weather and Terrestrial Hazards (SWATH) experiment.
Description User Impact Programmatics Images Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC
(U) A CONOPS for the triangluation coronapgraphs would place the satellites in orbit around the sun, with one trailing and one leading the earth. These orbits would require a Delta launch vehicle. An option would be to place a coronagraph on the moon; then only one coronagraph and bus combination would be needed. SWATH would be placed in an 800 km sun-synchronous orbit.
User Impact (U):
(U) To be supplied.
Related Initiatives (U):
Name Title Solar Mass Ejection Imager Solar Mass Ejection Imager (SMEI) Solar Stereo Solar Stereo (NASA/NOAA/AFSPC) SWATH ACTD Space Weather and Terrestrial Hazards (SWATH) ACTD This Table Is Unclassified.
Related Requirements (U):None.
Related Categories (U):
Name Title Space-Based Sensors Space Based Sensors This Table Is Unclassified.
Road Map Placements (U):
Name Title ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING This Table Is Unclassified.
Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):
Lead Office (U):
(U) Air Force.
(U) DoD: OASD(C3I), Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Service Staff: SAF/AQS, Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Major Command: HQ AFSPC/DR, Peterson AFB, CO
(U) Program Management: HQ AFMC/SMC, Los Angeles AFB, CA
Point of Contact (U):
(U) Dr. Steve Keil, Open Phone: (505) 434-7039.
Date Of Information (U):
(U) 02 July 1998
(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999
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