Solar Polar ORbit Telescope
The Solar Polar ORbit Telescope (SPORT) is intended to be the first mission from a polar orbit around the Sun to measure solar high-latitude magnetism leading to eruptions and the fast solar wind, and to image interplanetary propagation of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) in the ecliptic. It was originally proposed in 2004 by the National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and is now under a scientific and engineering background study in China. SPORT is expected to have an orbit similar to that of Ulysses, with its perihelion at 0.7 AU from the Sun, aphelion at 5 AU, and inclination angle of about 75 degrees with respect to the ecliptic. Tentative payload aboard SPORT will include an EUV imager (121.6 nm), a magnetograph, a coronagraph, a heliospheric imager, a synthetic aperture radio imager, a solar wind plasma analyzer, a magnetometer, a radio and plasma wave instrument, and an energetic particle detector.
The forum will introduce the mission to the space physics community and prepare for the exciting discoveries that SPORT will make.The Forum will also explore the scientific objectives of the SPORT mission and how its observations will advance our understanding of solar high-latitude magnetism, the fast solar wind, solar eruptions and their interplanetary propagation. Another purpose of the Forum is to discuss the payload specifications and seek international participations on the payload level.
Date: 24-25 November 2013
|Roger Bonnet||International Space Science Institute, Switzerland|
|George Parks||UC Berkeley, USA|
|Wu Ji||NSSC, CAS, China|
|Liu Ying||NSSC, CAS, China|
|Maurizio Falanga||ISSI-BJ, China|