Solar Wind Interplanetary Magnetic Field Monitor and Energy Particle Real-time (SWIMER) (U)
(U) The Solar Wind Interplanetary Magnetic Field Monitor and Energy Particle Real-time (SWIMER) is a proposed mission, designed as a real-time monitor of Space Weather for both DoD and civilian users. Based on the proven Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) design and incorporating improved NEAR (Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous technology, the SWIMER spacecraft will provide a follow-on to the ACE realtime monitor through NOAA/SEC (Space Environment Center) with an enormous cost savings over the more comprehensive ACE mission. Like ACE, SWIMER will be be located at the L1 libration point, ~1.5 x 106 km upstream from earth where uninterrupted geospace environment data will provide 1 hour to >1 day alerts. SWIMER will be in a halo orbit with an approximately 10°x10° ellipse as viewed from Earth. With a planned lifetime of 3 to 5 years, SWIMER will be in place through the next maximum in the solar cycle.
Description User Impact Programmatics Images Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC
(U) Under Review.
User Impact (U):
(U) To be supplied.
Name Title SWIMER Exploded View of SWIMER This Table Is Unclassified.
Related Initiatives (U):
Name Title GEOSTORMS GEOSTORMS 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.
Point of Contact (U):
(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.
Date Of Information (U):
(U) 21 November 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999