Coronagraph (U)

Overview (U):

(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.

Details (U):

Description User Impact Programmatics Images
Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements
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Description (U):

(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.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Concept/Technology.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U):
Solar Mass Ejection ImagerSolar Mass Ejection Imager (SMEI)
Solar StereoSolar Stereo (NASA/NOAA/AFSPC)
SWATH ACTDSpace Weather and Terrestrial Hazards (SWATH) ACTD
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
Space-Based SensorsSpace Based Sensors
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

(U) None.

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