Tag Archives: weather

MRO MARCI Weather Report for the week of 26 September 2016 – 2 October 2016 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

Mars weather & Schiaparelli

We look forward to an increased dust content in the atmosphere to make DREAMS measurements more interesting – but just not too much, please.

VEX SWE Report 5 June 2014

Space weather report for an alien world

There’s a detailed news article in the main ESA website today on the space weather reports being generated for Venus Express in support of the aerobraking campaign (see Space weather report for an alien world). This is the...

Venus Express SWE report 190514. Courtesy: ESA/SSA/SSCC Helpdesk

Venus Express space weather report No. 1

Have you ever read a live space weather report, just minutes after it was issued to support an operational spacecraft orbiting another planet? Neither have we! Here is today’s VEX space weather (SWE) report issued earlier this...

NASA Solar Dynamics Laboratory Credit: NASA

Colours in the sky – Part 2

Here it is! This movie shows imagery from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory as the Sun emitted an X-class flare on 7 January 2014. The movie shows light in the 1600 Angstrom wavelength showing both sunspots visible on...

Today’s space weather: extra radiation

An update provided by the Space Weather team at ESA’s Space Situational Awareness (SSA) programme office, with inputs from several of the spacecraft operations managers here at ESOC. We’re currently experiencing an S1-level solar energetic particle (SEP) event. Starting at 10:15CET today, radiation detectors on board spacecraft in geostationary orbit have been showing increased levels of energetic protons; space weather forecasters are currently working to establish the origin of the event based on continuing solar observations. An S1 event is considered small and will not usually significantly hamper spacecraft operations. Flight control teams for several ESA missions including Venus Express, Integral and Gaia at ESOC are monitoring radiation levels carefully. Integral has...