A Spectral Solar Irradiance Monitor
on the JAXA Solar-C Space Mission
SoSpIM will observe solar irradiance on board the Japanese Space Agency’s spacecraft Solar-C beside the extreme UV telescope EUVST.
ROLE OF THE INSTITUTE FOR DATA SCIENCE
> Data pipeline
> Data analysis and interpretation
Project lead at I4DS: Prof. Dr. Säm Krucker
Partners: PMOD/WCR Davos (project lead, PI Louise Harra), ROB Belgium, ISSI/JAXA Japan
Funding: Swiss Prodex
Keywords: space sciences, heliophysics, space weather
The Sun emits hot plasma spreading throughout the solar system. This affects the Earth and other planets. The Solar-C space mission aims at studying how the high temperatures of the plasma are created in the solar corona. The spacecraft will carry two instruments working hand in hand: a spectroscope in the extreme ultraviolet range (EUVST) and a solar irradiance monitor (SoSpIM). SoSpIM will observe solar flares on the surface of the Sun and evaluate the impact of solar irradiance on the Earth’s upper atmosphere.