Programs funded by the EU in the area of Space Situational Awareness

ATMOP

Modelling of the Thermospherei for improved survey and tracking of space objects in LEOi (through more precise air drag computations).

Co-ordinator:
Noelia Sánchez-Ortiz
DEIMOS Space - DMS (ES)
noelia.sanchez@deimos-space.com
http://www.atmop.eu/

COMESEP

Development of tools for forecasting geomagnetic storms and solar energetic particle (SEP) radiation. Integration of this material into an operational space weatheri alert system.

Co-ordinator:
Norma Crosby
INSTITUT D'AERONOMIE SPATIALE DE BELGIQUE - BIRA-IASB (BE)
norma.crosby@oma.be
http://www.comesep.eu

PLASMON

Modelling of the Earth's plasmaspherei and radiation belt modelling for space weatheri purposes. Focus on the behaviour of high energy charged particles. Extension of ground-based networks of observing stations.

Co-ordinator:
Janos Lichtenberger
Eötvös Loránd University - ELTE (HU)
lityi@sas.elte.hu
http://plasmon.elte.hu/home.htm

SEPServer

Integration of data from a number of international sources, enhancing data accessibility, production of a new tool to facilitate the investigation of SEPs and their origin. This tool will take the form of a server.

Co-ordinator:
Rami Vainio
University of Helsinki (FI)
rami.vainio@helsinki.fi

SIDER

Technologies and tools for developing radiation shielding of composite enclosures in space.

Co-ordinator:
Garbiñe Atxaga
TECNALIA (ES)
garbine.atxaga@tecnalia.com
http://www.sider-project.eu/

SPACECAST

Protection of space assets by modelling and forecasting space radiation (radiation belt and solar energetic particles). This will lay the foundation for an operational system although it will not produce an operational system.

Co-ordinator:
Richard B. Horne
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL - NERC-BAS (UK)
rh@bas.ac.uk
http://fp7-spacecast.eu

SWIFF

The goals of SWIFF are:

  • Zero-in on the physics of all aspects of space weatheri and design mathematical models that can address them.
  • Develop specific computational models that are especially suited to handling the great complexity of space weatheri events where the range of time evolutions and of spatial variations are so much more challenging than in regular meteorological models.
  • Develop the software needed to implement such computational models on the modern supercomputers available now in Europe.

Co-ordinator:
Giovanni Lapenta
Catholic University of Leuven - KUL (Belgium)
Giovanni.Lapenta@wis.kuleuven.be
http://swiff.eu