(U) There are two variations on this solution. One is to use 2 satellites with coronagraphs on each to triangulate on solar coronal mass ejections (CMEs, which are associated with high-velocity solar wind streams) for detection and notification. Another option is to fly and test the Space Weather and Terrestrial Hazards (SWATH) experiment.
(U) A CONOPS for the triangluation coronapgraphs would place the satellites in orbit around the sun, with one trailing and one leading the earth. These orbits would require a Delta launch vehicle. An option would be to place a coronagraph on the moon; then only one coronagraph and bus combination would be needed. SWATH would be placed in an 800 km sun-synchronous orbit.
(U) To be supplied.
|Solar Mass Ejection Imager||Solar Mass Ejection Imager (SMEI)|
|Solar Stereo||Solar Stereo (NASA/NOAA/AFSPC)|
|SWATH ACTD||Space Weather and Terrestrial Hazards (SWATH) ACTD|
|Space-Based Sensors||Space Based Sensors|
|ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING||SPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING|
(U) DoD: OASD(C3I), Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Service Staff: SAF/AQS, Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Major Command: HQ AFSPC/DR, Peterson AFB, CO
(U) Program Management: HQ AFMC/SMC, Los Angeles AFB, CA
(U) Dr. Steve Keil, Open Phone: (505) 434-7039.
(U) 02 July 1998
(U) Road Map Production Date: 23 June 2001