Second Solar Orbiter Workshop / 2006



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The solar and heliospheric science community plans to hold the Second Workshop on ESA's Solar Orbiter Mission in Athens, Greece, in October 2006.

The Second Solar Orbiter Workshop aims to:

  • Inform the wider community of the Solar Orbiter opportunity and to investigate synergies to enhance the opportunity, including ground-based support and modelling.

  • Discuss Solar Orbiter operations strategies and scenarios, and outline how the goals of Orbiter will be achieved.

  • Strengthen the political and scientific support for the mission, demonstrating the wide international interest in the mission.

  • Improve the definition of the payload scientifically and

  • Identify ways of mission optimization and international cooperation.

The workshop will be organized around sessions addressing these objectives and the instrumental approaches and observational strategies to achieve them. A specific focus of the meeting will be the exploitation of the unique orbit and vantage point of Solar Orbiter to link remote-sensing and in situ observations. Invited reviews will define the general state of the field and place the science to be conducted with Solar Orbiter in the context of past, present and future solar and heliospheric physics missions. They will also, together with contributed oral papers and posters, discuss specific scientific targets and goals for Solar Orbiter. Models and theory aspects will be discussed in a special theory session. There will also be a session devoted to mission aspects and instrumental and technological issues.


Scientific Organizing Committee:

E. Marsch (D), R. Marsden (ESA), K. Tsinganos (G) (co-chairs),
E. Antonucci (I)
T. Appourchaux (F)
P. Bochsler (CH)
R. Bruno (I)
M. Carlsson (N)
B. Fleck (ESA)
L. Harra (UK)
R. Harrison (UK)
J.-F. Hochedez (B)
T. Horbury (UK)
C. Keller (NL)
R. Lin (USA)
M. Maksimovic (F)
V. Martinez-Pillet (ES)
. Nordlund (DK)
S. Solanki (D)
A. Szabo (USA)
A. Vourlidas (USA)
R. Wimmer-Schweingruber (D)

Local Organizing Committee:

K. Tsinganos (Chair)
I. Daglis
E. Dara
C. Gontikakis
X. Moussas
S. Patsourakos
M. Zoulias

About the Solar Orbiter Mission:

By approaching close as 45 solar radii, the Solar Orbiter will view the solar atmosphere with unprecedented spatial resolution and about 150 km pixel size. Over extended periods the Solar Orbiter will deliver images and data of the polar regions and the side of the Sun not visible from Earth.

More information can be found on ESA's Solar Orbiter site.


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