Presentation on theme: "28 June 2011 SWWT Plenary Meeting, Brussels, Belgium Space Weather Activities in Ukraine Summer 2011 Report Aleksei Parnowski Space Research Institute,"— Presentation transcript:
28 June 2011 SWWT Plenary Meeting, Brussels, Belgium Space Weather Activities in Ukraine Summer 2011 Report Aleksei Parnowski Space Research Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine
28 June 2011SWWT Plenary Meeting, Brussels, Belgium2 In brief –Space weather (SWx) related missions: 1.Sich-2 EO S/C with Potential experiment will be launched in July Spektr-R S/C will be launched in the end of July Chibis-M S/C will be launched in October Environment instrument suite will be delivered to the ISS in Microsat S/C with Ionosat-Micro experiment will be launched in Resonance S/C constellation will be launched in The launch of Ionosat S/C constellation was postponed till –Other launches this year: 1.Phobos-Ground S/C will be launched in October-November 2011 –2 FP7 SWx projects with Ukrainian participation have officially started –An I love my Sun event was held in Ukraine for the first time –3 SWx meetings were held in Ukraine and 4 more will be held this year –The National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU) was renamed into State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSAU); most subordinate institutions still have their old names (with NSAU)
28 June 2011SWWT Plenary Meeting, Brussels, Belgium3 Sich-2/Potential The main task of the experiment is the development of space environment diagnostics methods and testing the equipment in flight conditions. InstrumentMeasured valueSpecifications Particle density analyzer DN-DE Pressure: Pa Neutral part. density: cm -3 Charged part. density: cm -3 Electron temperature: eV Dimensions: DN: mm DE: mm Power: < 2 W Weight: 3 kg Electric probe LEMI-502 (EZ) Electric potential: DC 200 kHz Noise: 10 nV/Hz 1/2 Power: 0.2 W Weight: 0.2 kg Dimensions (without cables): mm Flux-gate magnetometer LEMI-016 Magnetic field: DC 1 Hz Dynamical range: nT Power: 0.4 W Weight: sensor 0.2 kg electronic unit 0.5 kg Dim.: mm Electronics unitMemory up to 250 GB Power: 3 W Weight: 1 kg
28 June 2011SWWT Plenary Meeting, Brussels, Belgium4 Microsat/Ionosat-Micro Ionosat-Micro is the forerunner project with the aim to test the Ionosat mission scientific ideas and preliminary collection of related space data. It is scheduled for launch in 2013 onboard Ukrainian microsatellite Microsat. Tentative Microsat orbit is polar LEO, ~500 km (TBC). Project goals: –Spatial and temporal structure and global distribution of inhomogeneities in neutral atmosphere and ionosphere; –Global structure and dynamics of quasi-stationary electric currents, electric and magnetic fields; –Wave structures and turbulences at different spatial and temporal scales; –Synchronous experiments with ground support facilities – both active and passive ones.
28 June 2011SWWT Plenary Meeting, Brussels, Belgium5 Microsat/Ionosat-Micro SensorMeasured valueSpecificationsDesigner Wave probes (3 units) Current density: 0.1 Hz 40 kHz, noise A/cm 2 Hz 1/2 Magnetic field: 0.1 Hz 40 kHz, noise T/Hz 1/2 Electric potential: 0.1 Hz 40 kHz, noise V/Hz 1/2 Power: 0.25 W Weight: kg Lviv Centre of Space Research Institute (LC ISR), Ukraine Electric probe Electric potential: DC 200 kHz Noise V/Hz 1/2 Power: < 0.15 W Weight: 0.2 kg LC ISR, Ukraine Radiofrequency analyzer High frequency variations, electric component Frequency range MHz Power: < 5 W Weight: 4 kg (including antenna) Space Research Centre (CBK), Poland Particle density analyzer DN-DE Neutral particles density: cm -3 Charged particles density: cm -3 Electron temperature: keV Power: 2 W Weight: 3 kg Institute of Technical Mechanics (ITM), Ukraine DC flux-gate magnetometer Magnetic field: DC 1 Hz Resolution 0.01 nT Power: < 0.3 W Weight: 0.3 kg LC ISR, Ukraine TEC meter Frequency L1 = , L2 = MHz, 20 channels Power: 2.4 W Weight: 1.34 kg IZMIRAN, Russia Electronics unit Information rate: 100 Мb/s (input), 64 Мb/s (output) Onboard memory: up to 28 GB Power: < 4 W Weight: 1.5 kg LC ISR, Ukraine
28 June 2011SWWT Plenary Meeting, Brussels, Belgium6 FP7 projects Advanced Forecast For Ensuring Communications Through Space (AFFECTS), EC-GA –PI: Uni Göttingen (Volker Bothmer) –Goal: Development of the European space weather alert and forecasting system –Timeline: March 2011 – February 2014 –Ukrainian partners: SRI NASU & NSAU Problem-oriented processing and database creation for ionosphere exploration (POPDAT), EC-GA –PI: TU Berlin (Klaus Brieß) –Goal: Creation of the ionospheric wave processes database –Timeline: June 2011 – June 2013 –Ukrainian partners: SRI NASU & NSAU with Lviv Centre
28 June 2011SWWT Plenary Meeting, Brussels, Belgium7 I love my Sun An I love my Sun event was organised by Space Research Institute in collaboration with Main Astronomical Observatory and Kyiv Planetarium in April 2011 in one of public schools in Kyiv. 6 junior classes attended the lecture (about 180 children). The children were very enthusiastic. Then, an additional lecture on geomagnetism was given for senior classes (about 150 children). The experience gained in this event will be used to organise further events.
28 June 2011SWWT Plenary Meeting, Brussels, Belgium8 Concluded SWx meetings in Ukraine since ESWW7 –Remote radiosensing of the ionosphere (ION-2011), Apr 2011, Institute of the ionosphere, Kharkiv –18th Young Scientists' Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics, 2-7 May 2011, Kyiv National University –Astronomy and Space Physics in Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, May 2011, Kyiv National University
28 June 2011SWWT Plenary Meeting, Brussels, Belgium9 Upcoming SWx meetings in Ukraine –11 th Ukrainian Conference on Space Research, 29 Aug – 2 Sept, 2011, National Space Centre, Yevpatoria, –First Joint UK-Ukraine Meeting on Solar Physics and Space Science, 29 Aug – 2 Sept 2011, Alushta, –Conference Physics of the Sun and solar-terrestrial relations, 5-10 Sept 2011, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Nauchny, –6 th Scientific Conference in Honor of Bohdan Babiy Selected Issues of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 4-6 Oct 2011, Lviv National University,
28 June 2011SWWT Plenary Meeting, Brussels, Belgium10 Key SWx research institutions in Ukraine Space Research Institute of NASU & NSAU –Space Plasma Department –Laboratory for Satellite Near Space Exploration –Lviv Center Main Astronomical Observatory Kyiv National University –Astronomical Observatory –Chairs of Astronomy and Space Physics Radioastronomical Institute Kharkiv National University –Space Research Sector –Faculty of Radiophysics Institute of the Ionosphere Crimean Astrophysical Observatory –Solar Physics Laboratory Institute of Technical Mechanics NASU & NSAU
28 June 2011SWWT Plenary Meeting, Brussels, Belgium11 Thank you for your kind attention! We are always open to collaboration