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SolACES – An Auto-Calibrating EUV / UV Spectrophotometer on the International Space Station (ISS)


The goal of SolACES (Solar Auto-Calibrating EUV/UV Spectrophotometers) is to measure the spectral EUV fluxes of the Sun with an absolute radiometric accuracy of better than ten per cent. To this end, ...
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Related Topics: Solar Physics Qualification Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance Instrumentation and Photography Space Radiation Geophysics Meteorology and Climatology

Sunrise – a balloon-borne telescope for solar research


Life on earth is directly influenced by the sun. This is why it is especially important for scientists to understand what is happening on our central luminary. Therefore, the Sunrise telescope will be...
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The Radiation Field in Space


Radiation is an acknowledged primary concern for manned spaceflight and is a potentially limiting factor for long term orbital and interplanetary missions. Results from numerous space probes demonstra...
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Related Topics: Space Radiation Solar Physics Geophysics Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields

Radiation in the atmosphere


Solar and thermal radiation is the main driving force of atmospheric circulation and chemistry. In addition, radiation reflected or emitted by the Earth's surface and atmosphere is utilised by remote ...
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Related Topics: Solar Physics Geophysics Environment Pollution

Space-borne determination of solar radiation resources


An efficient use of the solar radiation for solar energy applications requires a detailled knowledge of the variations of the radiation supply. Hourly values are necessary to optimize solar energy ins...
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Related Topics: Solar Physics System Analysis Meteorology and Climatology

Waiting patiently for Philae


20 March 2015
Perhaps it is still too cold for the Philae lander to wake up on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Maybe its power resources are not yet sufficient to send a signal to the tea...
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