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Suns, stars and exoplanets

Solar Orbiter is a mission for the study of the Sun and its heiosphere. It was selected as the M1 mission of the ESA Cosmic Vision program. Launch is expected in 2018.

 

Solar Orbiter will be the first satellite for the exploration of inner parts of our solar system, allowing a continuous observation (in co-rotation) of active regions of the Sun and providing close-in observations of the polar regions of our star.

Project Statut:
In progress

The Sun and its corona as seen by HECOR and HEIT: preliminary results.

Launched on September 14, 2009 from White Sands Missile Range (New Mexico), the Herschel sounding rocket was carrying two experiments with strong IAS participation: HECOR and HEIT.

Project Statut:
In progress

IRIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, NASA, launched in 2013) combines imagers and a spectrograph. The solar group gets interest in this mission for its diagnosis capacities of the solar plasma based on these two technics.

Contact: J-C Vial

Project Statut:
In progress
SDO

http://aia.lmsal.com/

Data access: http://medoc-sdo.ias.u-psud.fr/

SDO: The Solar Dynamics Observatory is the first mission to be launched for NASA's Living With a Star (LWS) Program, a program designed to understand the causes of solar variability and its impacts on Earth. SDO is designed to help us in understanding the Sun's influence on Earth and near-earth space by studying the solar atmosphere on small scales of space and time and in many wavelengths simultaneously.

 

Project Statut:
In progress

This mission (NASA, launched in 2009), following the path of Corot, combines also asteroseismology and the search of exoplanets. The stellar group is actively involved in the data analysis.

 

Contact: T. Appourchaux

Project Statut:
In progress

CLASP (Chromospheric Lyman Alpha Spectro Polarimeter, NASA) is another rocket-borne instrument which objective is the measure of the polarisation of chromospheric Ly alpha radiation in order to measure the chromospheric magnetic field.

Contact: F. Auchère

Project Statut:
In progress

http://smsc.cnes.fr/PICARD/

 

PICARD is a survey on the simultaneous measurement of the absolute total and spectral solar irradiance, solar diameter and shape, and the interior of the Sun by helioseismologic survey.

These measurements obtained throughout the mission will enable study of their variations as a function of solar activity.

 

Contact: P.Boumier

 

Project Statut:
Past

https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/

Data access: http://idc-solar.ias.u-psud.fr/

The SOHO mission (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory - ESA/NASA) was conceived for the study of the internal structure of the Sun, the heating of its atmosphere and the origin of the solar wind. It was launched by the end of 1995 from Cape Canaveral.

Project Statut:
Past

http://stereo.jhuapl.edu/

Data access: http://idc-solar.ias.u-psud.fr/

 

STEREO (Solar TErrestrial Relations Observatory) is a NASA mission composed of two nearly identical spacecraft that provide us with unprecedented three dimensional views of our Sun. STEREO was successfullly lauched by a Delta II rocket on October 25, 2006 at 8:52pm EDT from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

 

Project Statut:
Past

The Sun and its corona as seen by HECOR and HEIT: preliminary results
Launched on September 14, 2009 from White Sands Missile Range (New Mexico), the Herschel sounding rocket was carrying two experiments with strong IAS participation: HECOR and HEIT.

Project Statut:
Past

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