23rd Solar Orbiter SWT Meeting

15-16 November 2018, FHMW Windisch, Switzerland



The 23rd Solar Orbiter Science Working Team Meeting will take place on 15-16 November 2018 at the School of Engineering, FHNW Windisch. The ESA mission Solar Orbiter will send a spacecraft to the sun for collecting information in multiple wavelengths and studying solar activity in unprecedented detail. One of 10 instruments onboard Solar Orbiter is the X-ray telescope STIX, designed and built at FHNW.

Official Solar Orbiter website by ESA

Host: Säm Krucker

Meeting location:
Room 6.-1D09
School of Engineering FHNW
Bahnhofstrasse 6
CH 5210 Windisch

The Campus Brugg-Windisch is right beside the railway station Brugg > take exit Windisch.

More information about how to get there see below.





Thursday November 15, 2018

 9:30 Start of Day 1 – room 6.-1D09
  Welcome D. Müller & C. St. Cyr

ESA Project Status, incl.:

  • Alignment Status
  • Environmental Test Campaign
  • Contamination Control
  • Public communications
C. Garcia
10:45 Coffee Break  
11:15 NASA Project Status C. St. Cyr
11:45 Ground Segment Status (MOC+SOC) L. Sanchez + S. Lodiot
12:30 PSP Status N. Raouafi or A. Vourlidas
12:50 Contingency  
13:00 Lunch Break  
14:15 Book Status

PI reports (~10 mins each); please include:

  • Status of funding and people
  • Proposed list of freely available LL data products, LL data products to be shared across the Solar Orbiter team, etc.
PIs + SPICE consortium lead
15:30 Coffee Break  
16:00 PI reports (continued) PIs
17:30 DKIST status report L. Harra
17:45 Next Solar Orbiter Workshop L. Harra, D. Williams, DM
18:00 End of Day 1
  Reception at the entrance hall


Friday November 16, 2018


9:30 Start of Day 2 – room 6.-1D09
9:30 Refresher on science planning constraints and process A. de Groof
10:00 Preparation for the next SOWG end-to-end test and related decisions at SWT level YZ, A. De Groof
10:45 Coffee Break  
11:15 MADAWG Report TBD
11:45 Synoptic RS observations F. Auchère, RSWG
13:00 Lunch Break  
14:30-15:15 Discussion/Contingency  

AOB, incl.

  • AGU dinner (Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla)
  • Next SWT (2-4 April 2019, hosted by M. Romoli; week before EGU)
16:00 End of Day 2  





The venue is hosted by the School of Engineering Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, or University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. It is located in the Campus Brugg-Windisch, right beside the railway station Brugg > take exit Windisch.

Room 6.-1D09
School of Engineering FHNW
Bahnhofstrasse 6
CH 5210 Windisch



Getting there by air:
The two closest airports are Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Basel Euroairport (BSL).

Getting there by public transportation:
The building is a 3-minute walk away from the Brugg train station. (Windisch is adjacent to the city of Brugg – these 2 cities merged long time ago.) The station name is BRUGG AG. There are many trains. Train schedules and advance ticket purchase can be found at: www.rail.ch.

The Brugg railway station is located ~40 minutes from the station at Zurich Airport, ~30 minutes from Zurich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof, HB). There is a direct train from Zurich airport, but you can also take any connection to Zurich HB and change there.

From Basel Euroairport, you need to take a bus first to Basel Central Station, then there is a direct train every 30 minutes. The trip will take you about an hour.

Getting there by car:
There is parking in the building, but it tends to fill up early, so you may want to plan with the two alternative parkings:
Parking 1
Parking 2