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SWWT Space Situational Awareness Briefing for SWWT topic groups Mike Hapgood Chair, ESA Space Weather Working Team
SWWT BACKGROUND • Space Situation Awareness is a concept that reflects our increasing dependence on space systems – telecom, navigation, surveillance, etc. • Originates from US military – but civilian systems are equally vulnerable. • Europe needs to develop both policy and capacity. • ESA developing proposal for 2008 MC. This is seen to have three axes: – Survey, Tracking, – Imaging – Space weather (space environment monitoring)
SWWT Recent progress • SWWT /SB convened meeting in Paris, 3 October. • Attended by reps from many ESA Member States • Key outputs: – SWWT Chair to join ESA SSA User Group (Paris, 21 November) – AG/MH to identify Sp. W target areas for SSA and develop scenarios for Sp. W services (central node? competence centres? ) – Solicit input from SB members on national data policies and how these could impact a Space Weather element of a SSA proposal. – Explore interaction with LOFAR project (TEC data? )
SWWT Work in progress • Mapping Sp. W measurement requirements to SSA relevance – see following slides • Mapping SWENET services to SSA relevance • Scenarios for SSA services: SWENET, CSDS • Explore national data policies? • LOFAR – phase calibration for radio astronomy: – source of TEC data? – user of ionospheric models?
SWWT Sp. W measurements for SSA • Mapping of space weather measurement requirements to three proposed levels of SSA relevance. • The requirements derived from ESA space weather feasibility studies led by Alcatel and RAL in 2000/1 – space-based measurements - from recent RAL consolidation of both 2000/1 studies – ground-based measurements - from RAL study – Both have traceability to the common user requirements developed by RAL and Alcatel
SWWT Ground-based measurements What Euro resources can contribute?
SWWT Space-based measurements What Euro resources can contribute?
SWWT SWENET services & SSA Full title Operator R Auroras Now! FMI (Fin) L F 10. 7, DRX (Lerwick), sunspot number (SSN) and Geomagnetic Activity Forecast (Ap) Real Time Monitoring of Global Magnetic Activity: the Ap(est) index * BGS (UK) H Space Weather Service for Pipeline Operations * NRCan (Cdn) L Daily Ionospheric Forecasting Service BAE Systems (UK) M Geomagnetic Activity Forecast - A Service for Prospectors and Surveyors DMI (Dk) L Gasum Now! FMI (Fin) L Geosynchronous Environment for Identification of Satellite Hit Anomalies ONERA (F) H Real Time Forecast Service for Geomagnetically Induced Currents IRF Lund (Swe) L Real-Time GIC Simulator NRCan (Cdn) L Geomagnetic Indices Forecasting and Ionospheric Nowcasting Tools IFSI (I) H Validation of Near-Real-Time GPS Occultation Data Products for Meteorological Services DMI (Dk) ? Ionosfera AMSAT Italia (I) M
SWWT SWENET services & SSA 2 Full title Operator R International Service of Geomagnetic Indices * CETP (F) H Spacecraft Anomaly Analysis and Prediction System * IRF Lund (Swe) H Quickmaps and History of the Effects of Ionospheric Scintillations on GPS/GLONASS Signals CLS (F) M Space Environment and Information System * Uninova (P) H Daily Solar Activity Parameter Calculation and Forecast * CLS (F) H A Pilot Space Weather Service Employing the Spacecraft Hazard and Anomaly Forecasting Tool Qineti. Q (UK) H Solar Influences Data Centre SIDC, (B) H Space Weather Operational Airline Risks Service MSSL-UCL (UK) L Operational Distribution Service of 2 D TEC maps over Europe for Natural Hazard Studies Noveltis (F) ? Short Term Ionospheric Forecasting Facilities for Radio Communications Unit * CLRC - RAL (UK) M Solar Wind Monitoring and Induction Modelling for GICs BGS (UK) L Space Weather Impact on Precise Positioning Applictions of GNSS DLR (D) M Radio Surveillance of the Solar Corona for Communication Service Providers INAF - OAT (I) ?