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Space Weather activities in ESA Space Safety Programme

Juha-Pekka Luntama - European Space Agency; Alexi Glover - European Space Agency, Germany; Melanie Heil - European Space Agency, Germany; Stefan Kraft - European Space Agency, Germany

ESA Space Weather Overview

Abstract

ESA Space 19+ Ministerial Council is over and the budgets of ESA Programmes have been consolidated and new activities are starting. For space weather activities the big change is that ESA's Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Programme with Space Weather Segment has ended at the end of 2019 and the new Space Safety Programme (S2P) has been started. In Space Safety Programme the space weather activities are carried out under the responsibility of the Space Weather Office and as projects on implementation of big space missions like for example the Lagrange mission to L5. The Space Weather Office has the responsibility of the overall planning of the space weather activities in ESA and particularly the long term planning of the developments and missions that will enhance the European space weather capability.

My presentation will provide an overview on how ESA space weather activities and plans are evolving after the transition from SSA to S2P and what are the medium and long term prospects of ESA space weather activities including the developments of the service capabilities, space missions and ground based measurements. The objective is to also trigger discussion within the community about longer term perspectives of European Space Weather Landscape.

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Approaching deadlines:

Registration opens:

16 July 2020

Abstract submission opens:

16 July 2020

European Space Weather Medals:

6 September 2020

Registration deadline:

25 September 2020

Registration deadline: [extended]

10 October 2020

Abstract submission deadline:

4 September 2020