SETI Boston NSS lecture on Triani solar flare detector


Larry Klaes (lklaes@bbn.com)
Mon, 07 Jun 1999 22:18:41 -0400


For lecture location details: http://www.spaceviews.com/boston/events.html Boston National Space Society (NSS) Meeting: Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. "There's 'Real Science' on Gore-Sat: The Triana Satellite Plasma-Mag Solar-Weather Instrument" by Dr. Alan J. Lazarus, of the MIT Space Plasma Group Dr. Lazarus will discuss The Triana Satellite 'Faraday cup,' a sun-viewing instrument to measure the solar wind at the L1 orbit and how to use this data to detect Solar flares. The AP reports: "Solar flares may add to Y2K trouble, Expect energetic January sun." Can we provide rapid warning of solar flares and other extreme solar events to allow utility companies and satellite operators timely and effective warning? Triana carries a sun-viewing instrument to measure the solar wind (Faraday cup) and a magnetometer, the data can be used to provide early warning of solar events that might cause damage to various electrical devices (e.g., power generation, communications, and satellites). http://cloud.ucsd.edu/missions/triana/plasmag.html http://web.mit.edu/space/www/wind/wind_instruments.html



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