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Investigating space weather events impacting the Spitzer Space Telescope

Show simple item record Cheng, Leo Y. Hunt, Joseph C. Jr. Stowers, Kennis Lowrance, Patrick Stewart, Andrzej Travis, Paul 2016-06-06T19:07:39Z 2016-06-06T19:07:39Z 2014-05-05
dc.identifier.citation SpaceOps 2014 13th International Conference on Space Operations, Pasadena, California, May 5-9, 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 14-1439
dc.description.abstract Our understanding of the dynamical process in the space environment has increased dramatically. A relatively new field of study called "Space Weather" has emerged in the last few decades. Fundamental to the study of space weather is an understanding of how space weather events such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections impact spacecraft in varying orbits and distances around the Sun. Specialized space weather satellite monitoring systems operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) allow scientists to predict space weather events affecting critical systems on and orbiting the Earth. However, the Spitzer Space Telescope is in an orbit far outside the areas covered by those space weather monitoring systems. This poses a challenge for the Spitzer’s Mission Operations Team in determining whether space weather events affect Spitzer. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2014 en_US
dc.subject space weather en_US
dc.subject solar flare en_US
dc.subject CME en_US
dc.title Investigating space weather events impacting the Spitzer Space Telescope en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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