Solar System Consolidated Grant 2019-22

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Mullard Space Science Laboratory

Abstract

The aims of the solar system programme at UCL-MSSL are to break new ground in the understanding of the physical processes at work within each of our theme topics:
a) solar magnetic activity, its causes, consequences, and influence on the Solar System
b) solar wind formation and propagation and evolution through the heliosphere; including the source of the solar wind and understanding which regions on the Sun control the solar wind, and in-situ dynamics of energy transport in space plasmas.
c) solar wind interaction with the Earth's magnetosphere; including solar wind physics at kinetic and large scales, reconnection, magnetospheric acceleration and transport processes and processes controlling the aurora and radiation belts
d) solar wind and plasma interactions at other planetary environments; including ionospheric processes, comet-plasma interactions, planetary magnetospheric plasma and charged dust populations and processes driving aurorae and X-ray emission in atmospheres and on surfaces
e) planetary surface formation processes; including cratering chronology and dynamic feature tracking via super-resolution restoration
These goals are addressed using data from space- and ground- based instruments, and modelling.

Planned Impact

Our research has substantial impact, for example its relevance to emerging space weather activities, spinouts from miniaturized plasma instrumentation studies, tests of an automatic crack detection system in steel plants in the UK and Austria. Training and outreach are also key areas in our programme, consistent with STFC priorities. For example, many staff and students engage with schools and groups via talks & activities, and participate in frequent media appearances.

The research in projects 1-11 is closely aligned with one or more STFC Key Scientific Challenges (https://www.stfc.ac.uk/challenges). The projects are all in highly research-active fields, addressing questions of the physical laws responsible for the Sun, the heliosphere and Solar System bodies. Our proposed science activities capitalize on major investments made by the UK and others in space hardware, and are preparatory to maximizing science return from future missions to which the UK is making major financial contributions. MSSL is thus very well placed to do this and to lead early publications from the new missions.

The broad relevance the work in projects 1-11 is in the extension of knowledge and understanding of the Solar System. There are also specific relevancies in education, instrumentation and space weather with medium- to long-term commercial opportunities. Projects 1-8, and 10, directly address the 'science behind space weather', and will provide important new results.

Our research will have substantial Academic impact, and Economic and Societal Impact. These, with our Track Record, are described in the Impact Plan.

Organisations

 
Description A White Paper on best practices for public engagement with UK space missions
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact These are early times on the path to make public engagement in UK space missions more widespread and effective. Most of the work in this area is on a voluntary, best effort basis by academic and research staff. The WP argues for a more systematic, organised and well funded support of public engagement activities. Small, individual grant applications for outreach are often the only means to realise activities. Direct interaction by academics, researchers, PhD students with school pupils and teachers, especially in disadvantaged parts of the country, is a very effective, successful and rewarding way to engage the young in space projects.
 
Description Cascading effects of global positioning and navigation satellite service failures
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10076568/
 
Description Organisational Resilience for Severe Space Weather
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://doi.org/10.14324/000.rp.10076567
 
Description (EPN-2024-RI) - Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure
Amount € 11,131,776 (EUR)
Funding ID 871149 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2020 
End 01/2024
 
Description Royal Astronomical Society: Undergraduate Bursary
Amount £1,200 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Astronomical Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 09/2020
 
Title Jovian and Kronian Magnetodisc Field and Guiding Centre Dynamics of Trapped Particles Data 
Description Data files and basic Matlab visualisation functionality of Jovian and Kronian UCL magnetodisc model output and guiding centre dynamics of trapped particles data described in the JGR Space Physics paper 2020JA027827 Trapped Particle Motion In Magnetodisk Fields by Guio, P. and Staniland, N. and Achilleos, N. A. and Arridge, C. S.(https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JA027827) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://zenodo.org/record/3749390
 
Title Jovian and Kronian Magnetodisc Field and Guiding Centre Dynamics of Trapped Particles Data 
Description Data files and basic Matlab visualisation functionality of Jovian and Kronian UCL magnetodisc model output and guiding centre dynamics of trapped particles data described in the JGR Space Physics paper 2020JA027827 Trapped Particle Motion In Magnetodisk Fields by Guio, P. and Staniland, N. and Achilleos, N. A. and Arridge, C. S.(https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JA027827) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://zenodo.org/record/3749389
 
Title THEMIS Magnetopause Crossing Database 
Description Archived data for the manuscript "Do statistical models capture the dynamics of the magnetopause during sudden magnetospheric compressions?" by Staples et al., 2020, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics (Accepted, DOI pending). This file contains the THEMIS magnetopause crossing data, including time and location of each THEMIS probe magnetopause crossing classified between 2007 and 2016 (inclusive). For detailed description of the method used to classify these magnetopause crossings, see section 3.1 in the manuscript. The THEMIS data used for the classification is publicly available via http://cdaweb.gsfc.nasa.gov . Since uploading this file, we noted some duplicate records of crossings in this data file. We recommend that users remove these crossings. Python code to do this can be found here. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None known 
URL https://zenodo.org/record/3700504
 
Title Three-dimensional magnetic reconnection in particle-in-cell simulations of anisotropic plasma turbulence (Simulation Data) 
Description This folder contains the output of the following simulation: We use the explicit Plasma Simulation Code (PSC, Germaschewski et al.2016) to simulate eight anisotropic counter-propagating Alfvén waves in an ion-electron plasma. The anisotropy of the initial fluctuation is set up according to the theory of critical balance by Sridhar & Goldreich (1994) and Goldreich & Sridhar (1995) at the small scale end of the inertial range: \(k_{\parallel} d_{i} = C (|k_{\perp}|d_{i})^{2/3}\), where \(C= 10^{-4/3}\). The normalization parameters are the speed of light \(c = 1\), the vacuum permittivity \(\epsilon_{0} = 1\), the magnetic permeability \(\mu_{0} = 1\), the Boltzmann constant \(k_{b}=1\), the elementary charge \(q=1\), the ion mass \(m_{i}=1\), the density of ions and electrons \(n_{i}=n_{e}=1\) and the ion inertial length \(d_{i}=c/\omega_{pi}\) where \(\omega_{pi}=\sqrt{n_{i}q^{2}/m_{i}\epsilon_{0}}\) is the ion plasma frequency. We set \(\beta_{s,\parallel}=1\) and \(T_{s,\parallel}/T_{s,\perp}=1\), where \(\beta_{s,\parallel}=2 n_s \mu_{0} k_{B}T_{s,\parallel}/B_{0}^{2}\) is the ratio between the plasma pressure parallel to the background magnetic field \(\mathbf{B}_{0}\) and the magnetic pressure and $T_{s,\parallel}$ is the parallel temperature. The magnetic field is normalised to \(B_{0}=V_{A}/c\), where \(V_{A}=B_{0} / \sqrt{\mu_{0}n_{i}m_{i}}\) is the ion Alfvén speed. We use 100 particles per cell (100 ions and 100 electrons), a mass ratio of \(m_{i}/m_{e} = 100\) so that \(d_e = 0.1 d_{i}\) where \(m_{e}\) is the electron mass and \(d_{e}\) is the electron inertial length. The simulation box size is \(L_{x} \times L_{y} \times L_{z} = 24d_{i}\times24d_{i}\times125d_{i}\) and the spatial resolution is \(\Delta x =\Delta y = \Delta z = 0.06d_{i}\). We use a time step \(\Delta t =0.06/ \omega_{pi}\). In our normalisation, the Debye length \(\lambda_{D}=d_{i}\sqrt{\beta_{i}/2}V_{A}/c\) defines the minimum spatial distance that needs to be resolve in the simulation and \(\lambda_D=0.07d_i\). This output corresponds to \(t=120 \omega_{pi}\). These data were produced using the Data Intensive at Leicester (DIaL) facility provided by the DiRAC project dp126 "Identifying and Quantifying the Role of Magnetic Reconnection in Space Plasma Turbulence". 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This dataset has led to multiple publications in our group, which are currently in the process of being reviewed or submitted to research journals. The data set will be permanently available for other users to study plasma turbulence in simulation data. 
URL https://zenodo.org/record/4313310
 
Description ALPS 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen has led the proposal preparation of the ALPS proposal to NASA before his STFC fellowship began, and he is still the ALPS project manager. He has programmed the ALPS code in close partnership with Kris Klein from the University of Arizona. He also led the official code paper published in 2018 and the extension of the network of collaborators to include the Universities of Cologne and Helsinki.
Collaborator Contribution The colleagues from New Hampshire, Arizona, Berkeley, and Harvard have supported the code development and the preparation of the code paper in Journal of Plasma Physics. Colleagues from Berkeley and Harvard have supplied space-plasma data to analyse with the ALPS code, and related papers are currently under preparation. The colleagues from Cologne have motivated future studies of relativistic electron physics in Jupiter's magnetosphere based on Juno spacecraft data.
Impact The ALPS code paper was published in 2018 (doi: 10.1017/S0022377818000739).
Start Year 2015
 
Description ALPS 
Organisation University of Arizona
Department Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen has led the proposal preparation of the ALPS proposal to NASA before his STFC fellowship began, and he is still the ALPS project manager. He has programmed the ALPS code in close partnership with Kris Klein from the University of Arizona. He also led the official code paper published in 2018 and the extension of the network of collaborators to include the Universities of Cologne and Helsinki.
Collaborator Contribution The colleagues from New Hampshire, Arizona, Berkeley, and Harvard have supported the code development and the preparation of the code paper in Journal of Plasma Physics. Colleagues from Berkeley and Harvard have supplied space-plasma data to analyse with the ALPS code, and related papers are currently under preparation. The colleagues from Cologne have motivated future studies of relativistic electron physics in Jupiter's magnetosphere based on Juno spacecraft data.
Impact The ALPS code paper was published in 2018 (doi: 10.1017/S0022377818000739).
Start Year 2015
 
Description ALPS 
Organisation University of California, Berkeley
Department Space Sciences Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen has led the proposal preparation of the ALPS proposal to NASA before his STFC fellowship began, and he is still the ALPS project manager. He has programmed the ALPS code in close partnership with Kris Klein from the University of Arizona. He also led the official code paper published in 2018 and the extension of the network of collaborators to include the Universities of Cologne and Helsinki.
Collaborator Contribution The colleagues from New Hampshire, Arizona, Berkeley, and Harvard have supported the code development and the preparation of the code paper in Journal of Plasma Physics. Colleagues from Berkeley and Harvard have supplied space-plasma data to analyse with the ALPS code, and related papers are currently under preparation. The colleagues from Cologne have motivated future studies of relativistic electron physics in Jupiter's magnetosphere based on Juno spacecraft data.
Impact The ALPS code paper was published in 2018 (doi: 10.1017/S0022377818000739).
Start Year 2015
 
Description ALPS 
Organisation University of Cologne
Department Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen has led the proposal preparation of the ALPS proposal to NASA before his STFC fellowship began, and he is still the ALPS project manager. He has programmed the ALPS code in close partnership with Kris Klein from the University of Arizona. He also led the official code paper published in 2018 and the extension of the network of collaborators to include the Universities of Cologne and Helsinki.
Collaborator Contribution The colleagues from New Hampshire, Arizona, Berkeley, and Harvard have supported the code development and the preparation of the code paper in Journal of Plasma Physics. Colleagues from Berkeley and Harvard have supplied space-plasma data to analyse with the ALPS code, and related papers are currently under preparation. The colleagues from Cologne have motivated future studies of relativistic electron physics in Jupiter's magnetosphere based on Juno spacecraft data.
Impact The ALPS code paper was published in 2018 (doi: 10.1017/S0022377818000739).
Start Year 2015
 
Description ALPS 
Organisation University of New Hampshire
Department Space Science Center
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen has led the proposal preparation of the ALPS proposal to NASA before his STFC fellowship began, and he is still the ALPS project manager. He has programmed the ALPS code in close partnership with Kris Klein from the University of Arizona. He also led the official code paper published in 2018 and the extension of the network of collaborators to include the Universities of Cologne and Helsinki.
Collaborator Contribution The colleagues from New Hampshire, Arizona, Berkeley, and Harvard have supported the code development and the preparation of the code paper in Journal of Plasma Physics. Colleagues from Berkeley and Harvard have supplied space-plasma data to analyse with the ALPS code, and related papers are currently under preparation. The colleagues from Cologne have motivated future studies of relativistic electron physics in Jupiter's magnetosphere based on Juno spacecraft data.
Impact The ALPS code paper was published in 2018 (doi: 10.1017/S0022377818000739).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Austrian Academy of Sciences
Department Space Research Institute
Country Austria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
Country Belgium 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Braunschweig University of Technology
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Charles University
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Ecole Centrale de Lyon
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Florida Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Kanazawa University
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
Country Korea, Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Nagoya University
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation National Institute for Astrophysics
Department Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology (IAPS)
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Observatory of Paris
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Polish Academy of Sciences
Country Poland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Princeton University
Department Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Princeton University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Royal Institute of Technology
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Ruhr University Bochum
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Russian Academy of Sciences
Country Russian Federation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Space Science Institute
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Swarthmore College
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF)
Country Sweden 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation The Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School of Ecuador (IG-EPN)
Country Ecuador 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation Tokyo University of Science
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation University of Arizona
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation University of Calabria
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation University of California, Berkeley
Department Space Sciences Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation University of Cologne
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation University of Delaware
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation University of Florence
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation University of Iowa
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation University of Kiel
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation University of Leuven
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Debye 
Organisation University of Toyama
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is the Mission co-PI Science for the Debye mission proposal. This mission is closely related to to his STFC fellowship project since it directly relates electron microphysics to large-scale thermodynamics. With the mission PI Robert Wicks, Daniel Verscharen developed the mission idea and prepared the phase-one proposal to ESA in 2018. After acceptance of the phase-one proposal, he has directed and organised the preparation of the science section of the phase-two proposal. He has participated in weekly telecons with the team and presented Debye at multiple national and international meetings. He has set up and maintains the mission's twitter account @DebyeMission for outreach. In 2021, ESA published the second F-class call. The Debye team has submitted a second iteration of the phase-one proposal in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Debye mission is a large multi-national mission. The partners have provided expertise in the writing of the mission proposal and the design of spacecraft hardware.
Impact The mission concept was successful in ESA's downselection in December 2018 and ended up as the backup mission for the first F-class. Debye is multi-disciplinary due to its strong relevance to astrophysics and laboratory plasma physics, and our research team includes colleagues from these fields.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Development of the SMILE mission 
Organisation Austrian Academy of Sciences
Country Austria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-leading the SMILE mission development, implementation and exploitation; contributing expertise in X-ray data analysis for the Soft X-ray Imager and providing electronics hardware. Contributing expertise in the design optimisation and calibration of the Light Ion Analyser instrument.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing to the design, development, build, testing and flying of the four instruments on-board SMILE, to optimising the mission design and observing strategies.
Impact The collaborating partners provide hardware for the mission implementation. Outcomes are also many presentations at international gatherings to promote SMILE and several publications. This is a very interdisciplinary mission aiming at imaging the X-ray emission produced in the Earth's day-side magnetosheath by the interaction of solar wind ions with the neutrals of the Earth's exosphere, as well as imaging the ultraviolet emissions from the Earth's northern auroral zone. Hence SMILE brings together astronomers with magnetospheric physicists in a very novel and productive way. The imaging nature of the science returned by SMILE will enthuse school pupils and the general public, and a programme of outreach activities is well under way.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Development of the SMILE mission 
Organisation Chinese Academy of Sciences
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Co-leading the SMILE mission development, implementation and exploitation; contributing expertise in X-ray data analysis for the Soft X-ray Imager and providing electronics hardware. Contributing expertise in the design optimisation and calibration of the Light Ion Analyser instrument.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing to the design, development, build, testing and flying of the four instruments on-board SMILE, to optimising the mission design and observing strategies.
Impact The collaborating partners provide hardware for the mission implementation. Outcomes are also many presentations at international gatherings to promote SMILE and several publications. This is a very interdisciplinary mission aiming at imaging the X-ray emission produced in the Earth's day-side magnetosheath by the interaction of solar wind ions with the neutrals of the Earth's exosphere, as well as imaging the ultraviolet emissions from the Earth's northern auroral zone. Hence SMILE brings together astronomers with magnetospheric physicists in a very novel and productive way. The imaging nature of the science returned by SMILE will enthuse school pupils and the general public, and a programme of outreach activities is well under way.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Development of the SMILE mission 
Organisation ESA - ESTEC
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Co-leading the SMILE mission development, implementation and exploitation; contributing expertise in X-ray data analysis for the Soft X-ray Imager and providing electronics hardware. Contributing expertise in the design optimisation and calibration of the Light Ion Analyser instrument.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing to the design, development, build, testing and flying of the four instruments on-board SMILE, to optimising the mission design and observing strategies.
Impact The collaborating partners provide hardware for the mission implementation. Outcomes are also many presentations at international gatherings to promote SMILE and several publications. This is a very interdisciplinary mission aiming at imaging the X-ray emission produced in the Earth's day-side magnetosheath by the interaction of solar wind ions with the neutrals of the Earth's exosphere, as well as imaging the ultraviolet emissions from the Earth's northern auroral zone. Hence SMILE brings together astronomers with magnetospheric physicists in a very novel and productive way. The imaging nature of the science returned by SMILE will enthuse school pupils and the general public, and a programme of outreach activities is well under way.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Development of the SMILE mission 
Organisation Open University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-leading the SMILE mission development, implementation and exploitation; contributing expertise in X-ray data analysis for the Soft X-ray Imager and providing electronics hardware. Contributing expertise in the design optimisation and calibration of the Light Ion Analyser instrument.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing to the design, development, build, testing and flying of the four instruments on-board SMILE, to optimising the mission design and observing strategies.
Impact The collaborating partners provide hardware for the mission implementation. Outcomes are also many presentations at international gatherings to promote SMILE and several publications. This is a very interdisciplinary mission aiming at imaging the X-ray emission produced in the Earth's day-side magnetosheath by the interaction of solar wind ions with the neutrals of the Earth's exosphere, as well as imaging the ultraviolet emissions from the Earth's northern auroral zone. Hence SMILE brings together astronomers with magnetospheric physicists in a very novel and productive way. The imaging nature of the science returned by SMILE will enthuse school pupils and the general public, and a programme of outreach activities is well under way.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Development of the SMILE mission 
Organisation University of Bergen
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-leading the SMILE mission development, implementation and exploitation; contributing expertise in X-ray data analysis for the Soft X-ray Imager and providing electronics hardware. Contributing expertise in the design optimisation and calibration of the Light Ion Analyser instrument.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing to the design, development, build, testing and flying of the four instruments on-board SMILE, to optimising the mission design and observing strategies.
Impact The collaborating partners provide hardware for the mission implementation. Outcomes are also many presentations at international gatherings to promote SMILE and several publications. This is a very interdisciplinary mission aiming at imaging the X-ray emission produced in the Earth's day-side magnetosheath by the interaction of solar wind ions with the neutrals of the Earth's exosphere, as well as imaging the ultraviolet emissions from the Earth's northern auroral zone. Hence SMILE brings together astronomers with magnetospheric physicists in a very novel and productive way. The imaging nature of the science returned by SMILE will enthuse school pupils and the general public, and a programme of outreach activities is well under way.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Development of the SMILE mission 
Organisation University of Calgary
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-leading the SMILE mission development, implementation and exploitation; contributing expertise in X-ray data analysis for the Soft X-ray Imager and providing electronics hardware. Contributing expertise in the design optimisation and calibration of the Light Ion Analyser instrument.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing to the design, development, build, testing and flying of the four instruments on-board SMILE, to optimising the mission design and observing strategies.
Impact The collaborating partners provide hardware for the mission implementation. Outcomes are also many presentations at international gatherings to promote SMILE and several publications. This is a very interdisciplinary mission aiming at imaging the X-ray emission produced in the Earth's day-side magnetosheath by the interaction of solar wind ions with the neutrals of the Earth's exosphere, as well as imaging the ultraviolet emissions from the Earth's northern auroral zone. Hence SMILE brings together astronomers with magnetospheric physicists in a very novel and productive way. The imaging nature of the science returned by SMILE will enthuse school pupils and the general public, and a programme of outreach activities is well under way.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Development of the SMILE mission 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-leading the SMILE mission development, implementation and exploitation; contributing expertise in X-ray data analysis for the Soft X-ray Imager and providing electronics hardware. Contributing expertise in the design optimisation and calibration of the Light Ion Analyser instrument.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing to the design, development, build, testing and flying of the four instruments on-board SMILE, to optimising the mission design and observing strategies.
Impact The collaborating partners provide hardware for the mission implementation. Outcomes are also many presentations at international gatherings to promote SMILE and several publications. This is a very interdisciplinary mission aiming at imaging the X-ray emission produced in the Earth's day-side magnetosheath by the interaction of solar wind ions with the neutrals of the Earth's exosphere, as well as imaging the ultraviolet emissions from the Earth's northern auroral zone. Hence SMILE brings together astronomers with magnetospheric physicists in a very novel and productive way. The imaging nature of the science returned by SMILE will enthuse school pupils and the general public, and a programme of outreach activities is well under way.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Europlanet Research Infrastructure 2024 / Europlanet Society 
Organisation Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am a project participant in Europlanet, and team member Prof. Patrick Guio has recently worked on a deliverable for the project related to his publication (particle tracing study, also in the database). I am also Chair of one of the Europlanet Society's Hubs. The Society is a body which was formed as a result of the success of previous incarnations of the project, with a view to long-term support of its aims to promote Planetary Science across Europe.
Collaborator Contribution The project has European partners who are also working on improving and expanding planetary science research infrastructure and tools.
Impact See previous items. Our team at UCL will contribute the core of PTracer, an online research tool which allows scientists to model the trajectories of charged particles in planetary space environments.
Start Year 2020
 
Description HelioDISC: The Heliospheric Distributed In-situ Constellation 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Department Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen supported the HelioDISC team in the preparation of their mission proposal. His scientific expertise was required, especially, in the development of science objectives regarding turbulence in the solar wind and the flow-down of requirements.
Collaborator Contribution The mission team organised regular virtual meetings, in which the mission was discussed. The team also met for a week-long co-engineering exercise (ACE run) in early 2022.
Impact The collaboration submitted a pre-study report to NASA. APL selected this concept for an ACE-run, for which reports are in preparation. This collaboration includes scientists from various fields of heliophysics (solar wind, energetic particles, eruptive events) and space engineers.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Helioswarm 
Organisation University of New Hampshire
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is a member of the Helioswarm Theory Working Group. He supported the writing of the proposal case and the science discussions during the mission planning. Helioswarm has been selected by NASA in February 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The mission development is led by the University of New Hampshire. Helioswarm is a large international collaboration with many layers of contributions to the overall project, including scientific and technical expertise.
Impact The Helioswarm collaboration includes experts from the fields of space plasma science and space engineering. The key output of this collaboration is the MIDEX mission that will record unprecedented multi-point data of the turbulence in the solar wind.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ISSI Team: Exploring The Solar Wind In Regions Closer Than Ever Observed Before 
Organisation International Space Science Institute (ISSI)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As a member of this ISSI team, Daniel Verscharen participated in the first team meeting in January 2020 and in online meetings since the beginning of the pandemic. The participants of this meeting discussed the connectivity between Parker Solar Probe, Solar Orbiter, and other space-based and ground-based solar-physics assets. Daniel Verscharen has actively contributed with publications related to this ISSI team.
Collaborator Contribution The partners in this collaboration explored a series of six top-level research papers that the team are currently working on. The team consists of experts from the theoretical, numerical, and observational side, so that the team successfully brought together all of this expertise.
Impact Daniel Verscharen has already published two research articles from this collaboration. Further research publications are currently in preparation.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ISSI Team: Heliospheric energy budget: from kinetic scales to global solar wind dynamics 
Organisation International Space Science Institute (ISSI)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The first meeting of this ISSI team happened in November 2021. The participants discussed topics of kinetic electron physics in the solar wind and how these small-scale processes affect the global evolution of the plasmas.
Collaborator Contribution The experts in the simulation and observation of space plasmas contributed to the development of ideas for interdisciplinary and high-impact publications about the kinetic physics of the solar wind.
Impact The ISSI team members are currently working on a list of multiple publications. Daniel Verscharen is involved in most of them directly. Two papers with attribution to this ISSI team have already been published.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Jupiter's aurora 
Organisation University of Cologne
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In this project, Daniel Verscharen supports the analysis of Juno/JEDI data to understand the acceleration of electrons in Jupiter's aurora. He applies the ALPS code to relativistic electron distributions in order to understand kinetic damping and acceleration processes.
Collaborator Contribution The project partners at the University of Cologne are experts in the analysis of Juno spacecraft data to understand magnetospheric plasma processes at Jupiter.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description MagneToRE 
Organisation University of Delaware
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is a co-investigator of the MagneToRE mission proposal, which is currently in preparation. He has supported the definition of the science case and the science implementation work for the MagneToRE mission.
Collaborator Contribution The MagneToRE mission team consists of experts from multiple European and US research institutions with a broad experience in scientific and engineering work related to space-plasma missions.
Impact The MagneToRE team have submitted a pre-proposal to APL and a mission description paper.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Peking University (PKU) 
Organisation Peking University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen has contributed to the writing of multiple papers with the colleagues from PKU. In addition, he supervised a visiting student (Honghong Wu) from Peking who visited UCL for one year from 2017 until 2018. He helped Honghong in acquiring funding from the prestigious Chinese government scholarship programme for this visit. He also advised the PKU group in the use of the NHDS code for scientific calculations of plasma waves and their polarisation properties. The collaboration is currently working on fostering this partnership by securing funding for mutual visits and further publications in the future.
Collaborator Contribution Honghong Wu has worked actively with Daniel Verscharen and the MSSL space-plasma group during her visit to UCL. This has resulted in two papers in international journals. Jiansen He and Die Duan from PKU have brought additional expertise in the collaboration from their background of observing waves and turbulence in the solar wind and in the magnetosheath.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in five publications so far (doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaef77, 10.3847/1538-4357/aad9aa, 10.3847/1538-4357/ab1be7, 10.3847/1538-4357/ab2a79), multiple conference presentations, and the preparation of a future publication (currently under review).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Quasilinear dissipation 
Organisation University of New Hampshire
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daniel Verscharen is a collaborator on the project "Quasilinear Dissipation of Turbulently-Generated Kinetic Alfvén Waves: Kinetics of Ion Heating and Solar Wind Acceleration in Coronal Holes", led by the University of New Hampshire. He contributes to this project with theoretical expertise in kinetic physics and numerical calculations of the dispersion relation.
Collaborator Contribution The project partners from the University of New Hampshire have extensive experience in kinetic studies of turbulent processes.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Title HolmMHD 
Description The HolmMHD code is a numerical code to solve the isotropic and adiabatic magnetohydrodynamics equations in a periodic box. It uses an efficient MPI parallelisation scheme, so that the code runs successfully on HPC facilities. HolmMHD has been tested in turbulence simulations and standard MHD benchmarking simulations. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The fully open-access nature if the code makes it possible for researchers to use the code without any financial commitment. This is especially useful for early-career researchers and researchers from developing countries. 
URL https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/ab30c8
 
Description All about space - planetary magnetic fields 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 'Ask space' question on planetary magnetic fields for All About Space magazine, p58, Nov 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Article for the Conversation 'Mars: Perseverance rover set for nail-biting landing - here's the rocket science', 15 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article for the Conversation 'Mars: Perseverance rover set for nail-biting landing - here's the rocket science', 15 Feb 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://theconversation.com/mars-perseverance-rover-set-for-nail-biting-landing-heres-the-rocket-sci...
 
Description Ashford Rotary - Mars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk for Ashford Rotary Club on Looking for life on Mars, 25 October 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Assemblies, Nunnery Wood High School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Catherine Regan - Assemblies this week at Nunnery Wood High School for British Science Week and Mars Week
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description BBC News interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC News Channel on Indian Chandrayaan 2 mission (mentioned ExoMars), 7 September 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC Radio 4 In Our Time, Solar Wind 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In Our Time (BBC R4) on the Solar Wind, 23 January 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dg9n
 
Description BBC Surrey & Kent - Space X, ExoMars, Solar Orbiter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Surrey and BBC Kent, on Space X launch & docking, ExoMars and Solar Orbiter, 1 June 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BBC Surrey - space 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Radio Surrey on space science & exploration, William Shatner's Blue Origins mission, Rosalind Franklin and other space science & astrophysics missions, 13 Oct 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description BBC Surrey interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Radio Surrey, on asteroid 1994 PC1 passing Earth, 18 Jan 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Catalyst STEM article, ExoMars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Article for Catalyst magazine on PanCam - the science 'eyes' of the Rosalind Franklin rover, 6 August 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Chemistry & Industry - Mars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for Chemistry & Industry magazine on Rosalind Franklin and Mars exploration, 'Red but not dead', Nov 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.soci.org/chemistry-and-industry/cni-data/2021/11/red-but-not-dead
 
Description Comet Interceptor talk at European Astrofest meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk given to the annual European Astrofest meeting, Kensington, on February 1, 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://europeanastrofest.com/
 
Description Comment for NBC News on Europa's night time glow, 9 November 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Comment for NBC News on Europa's night time glow, 9 November 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiE_6...
 
Description ESA web story 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact ESA web story on PanCam 5 November 'Smart focus on Mars'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Exploration/ExoMars/Smart_focu...
 
Description Educational Seminar to Swindon U3A Astronomy Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 30 members of the U3A Astronomy group in Swindon attended a seminar about the Solar Orbiter mission and the science of the solar wind and space weather. After the discussion their was a wider discussion of space science and industry in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.swindonu3a.org.uk
 
Description Gresham lecture - Mars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gresham College lecture 'Mars missions 2021: Early Discoveries', 20 September 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/mars-2021
 
Description Guardian - extraterrestrial life 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Info for Guardian on extraterrestrial life, 15 June 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwihxt...
 
Description Interview about first results from Parker Solar Probe - Cosmos Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Daniel Verscharen participated in a telephone interview with a journalist from the Cosmos Magazine. This discussion has led to the article "First results from close to the Sun", which targets a general audience with its description of the first results from the Parker Solar Probe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/first-results-from-close-to-the-sun
 
Description Interview for BBC radio Scotland on Perseverence, Ingenuity and ExoMars, 24 March 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for BBC radio Scotland on Perseverence, Ingenuity and ExoMars, 24 March 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000tdlz
 
Description Interview for CGTN (Chinese TV), Razor programme, on Chang'E 5 objectives, included ExoMars, 25 November 2020, used 13 Dec 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for CGTN (Chinese TV), Razor programme, on Chang'E 5 objectives, included ExoMars, 25 November 2020, used 13 Dec 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2020-12-13/Chang-e-5-A-new-era-of-lunar-exploration-RAZOR-WbOu8cvtLy/in...
 
Description Interview for Chinese TV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for Razor programme, China Global TV Network (CGTN), on Rosalind Franklin rover and PanCam, 17 February 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview for Daily Mail on Perseverence & ExoMars, 18 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for Daily Mail on Perseverence & ExoMars, 18 Feb 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview for FT (15 Feb) on Mars missions, 10 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the FT on Perseverence, Mars exploration and the hunt for life elsewhere
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ft.com/content/13f193f5-4fcd-4e71-a5cd-dd6fa9c6ad5e
 
Description Interview for FT Nasa rover to begin search for ancient Mars life after safe landing about Perseverence and ExoMars, 19 for 20 February 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for FT Nasa rover to begin search for ancient Mars life after safe landing about Perseverence and ExoMars, 19 for 20 February 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ft.com/content/bded07e4-9419-4e42-9595-f94135846521
 
Description Interview for Science magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Quoted in Science magazine Bold plan to retrieve Mars samples takes shape, 22 Nov 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6468/932
 
Description Interview for Sky News on Ingenuity first flight, Perseverence, & Rosalind Franklin (& PanCam), 19 April 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for Sky News on Ingenuity first flight, Perseverence, & Rosalind Franklin (& PanCam), 19 April 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview for Sputnik Radio on Mars exploration, Perseverance Rover Represents the First of More Landmark Missions to Mars, Physicist Says 17 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for Sputnik Radio on Mars exploration, Perseverance Rover Represents the First of More Landmark Missions to Mars, Physicist Says 17 Feb 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsputniknews.com%2Fanalysis%2F20210...
 
Description Interview for Telegraph (14 Feb) on Mars missions, 10 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for FT (15 Feb) and Telegraph (14 Feb) on Mars missions, 10 Feb 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/02/13/space-race-20-hunt-marss-secrets/
 
Description Interview for content for BBC Worldwide show (Greatest Show on Earth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Provided responses to email queries on the aurora occurrence and colour and space weather impacts at equinox. As of yet, the show has not been broadcast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview for content for BBC show on the South Atlantic Anomaly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Met with BBC researcher to discuss Earth's magnetic field and the impact of the South Atlantic Anomaly. Provided comments on rough cut of the show, including of the commentary track and some of the visualisation used. As yet, the show has not aired
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview for the Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Info for Guardian on Arrokoth 'Not just a space potato': Nasa unveils 'astonishing' details of most distant object ever visited, 13 February 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/feb/13/not-just-a-space-potato-nasa-unveils-astonishing-det...
 
Description Interview for the Telegraph about Solar Orbiter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Telegraph about Solar Orbiter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2020/02/09/comes-sun-british-built-probe-heads-centre-solar-syst...
 
Description Interview on BBC Hereford & Worcester (17:43) on Ingenuity first flight, Perseverence, & Rosalind Franklin (& PanCam), 19 April 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Hereford & Worcester (17:43) on Ingenuity first flight, Perseverence, & Rosalind Franklin (& PanCam), 19 April 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09cvhfq
 
Description Interview on BBC Hereford & Worcester about Perseverence and ExoMars, 22 February 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Hereford & Worcester about Perseverence and ExoMars, 22 February 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p096cbx0
 
Description Interview on BBC R4 Today programme (08:21) on Ingenuity first flight, Perseverence, & Rosalind Franklin (& PanCam), 19 April 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC R4 Today programme (08:21) on Ingenuity first flight, Perseverence, & Rosalind Franklin (& PanCam), 19 April 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000v88z
 
Description Interview on BBC Radio Surrey (09:10) on Ingenuity first flight, Perseverence, & Rosalind Franklin (& PanCam), 19 April 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviews on BBC1 Breakfast TV (07:15), BBC R4 Today programme (08:21)
And BBC Radio Surrey (09:10) on Ingenuity first flight, Perseverence, & Rosalind Franklin (& PanCam), 19 April 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09cz0h2
 
Description Interview on BBC Radio Surrey on Perseverence and Rosalind Franklin, 23 February 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Radio Surrey on Perseverence and Rosalind Franklin, 23 February 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview on BBC Radio Surrey on Perseverence, ExoMars and Mars sample return, 19 February 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Radio Surrey on Perseverence, ExoMars and Mars sample return, 19 February 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p095ty24
 
Description Interview on BBC1 Breakfast (0823) on Ingenuity first flight, Perseverence, & Rosalind Franklin (& PanCam), 20 April 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC1 Breakfast (0823) on Ingenuity first flight, Perseverence, & Rosalind Franklin (& PanCam), 20 April 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000hk30
 
Description Interview on BBC1 Breakfast TV (07:15), on Ingenuity first flight, Perseverence, & Rosalind Franklin (& PanCam), 19 April 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC1 Breakfast TV (07:15), on Ingenuity first flight, Perseverence, & Rosalind Franklin (& PanCam), 19 April 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000vc28
 
Description Interview on BBC1 Breakfast TV, on Perseverence and Ingenuity, 24 March 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC1 Breakfast TV, on Perseverence and Ingenuity, 24 March 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000tjc2
 
Description Interview on BBC1 Breakfast TV, on Perseverence, ExoMars (also Cassini, Giotto) 6 March 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC1 Breakfast TV, on Perseverence, ExoMars (also Cassini, Giotto) 6 March 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000stv1
 
Description Interview on NASA Venus mission selections (DAVINCI+ and VERITAS, included ExoMars) on BBC R4 Today programme (2h56m), 3 June 2021, also used BBC R2 Ken Bruce (1h32m) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on NASA Venus mission selections (DAVINCI+ and VERITAS, included ExoMars) on BBC R4 Today programme (2h56m), 3 June 2021, also used BBC R2 Ken Bruce (1h32m)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000wlf2
 
Description Interview on Peter Gordon breakfast show, on Jupiter/Saturn conjunction, Cassini, JUICE, ExoMars, BBC Radio Surrey, 21 Dec 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on Peter Gordon breakfast show, on Jupiter/Saturn conjunction, Cassini, JUICE, ExoMars, BBC Radio Surrey, 21 Dec 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview on Solar Orbiter for Force Thirteen YouTube Channel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Daniel Verscharen gave an interview on the Solar Orbiter mission for the YouTube channel "Force Thirteen". This interview was recorded during ESA's Social Space event at ESOC in Darmstadt.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/8miuoDE-tIc
 
Description Interview on Solar Orbiter for German radio station HR Info 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Daniel Verscharen was interviewed for a hour-long radio feature on the Sun and Solar Orbiter by the German talk-radio station HR Info.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview on Solar Orbiter for German radio station HR2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Daniel Verscharen gave a radio interview on the German radio station HR2 about Solar Orbiter and the effects of space weather. This recording was featured in an hour-long radio special on the Sun and space exploration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview on Solar Orbiter for KCW London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Daniel Verscharen was interviewed for an article in the KCW London magazine about the launch of Solar Orbiter. Some of his comments were published in the article "The Sun". This article is aimed at the general public with the goal of raising awareness for the activities related to the launch of Solar Orbiter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.kcwtoday.co.uk/2020/02/the-sun/
 
Description Interview on Solar Orbiter for National Geographic España 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Daniel Verscharen was interviewed for an article in the National Geographic España magazine about the launch of Solar Orbiter. Some of his comments were published in the article "Misión Solar Orbiter: entender el sol para proteger la Tierra". This article is aimed at the general public with the goal of raising awareness for the activities related to the launch of Solar Orbiter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.nationalgeographic.com.es/ciencia/mision-solar-orbiter-entender-sol-para-proteger-tierra_...
 
Description Interview on Solar Orbiter with The Register 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Daniel Verscharen was interviewed for an article in The Register about the launch of Solar Orbiter. Some of his comments were published in the article "Forget the Oscars, the Solar Orbiter is off to take a close look at our nearest (and super-hot) star". This article is aimed at the general public with the goal of raising awareness for the activities related to the launch of Solar Orbiter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/10/solar_orbiter/
 
Description Interview on Solar Orbiter with el Periódico 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Daniel Verscharen was interviewed for an article on the Spanish newspaper el Periódico about the launch of Solar Orbiter. Some of his answers were published in the article "Una sonda se prepara para observar los polos del Sol". This article is aimed at the general public with the goal of raising awareness for the activities related to the launch of Solar Orbiter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.elperiodico.com/es/ciencia/20200208/una-sonda-se-prepara-para-observar-los-polos-del-sol...
 
Description Interview on Solar Orbiter with wired.com 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Daniel Verscharen was interviewed for an article on wired.com about the launch of Solar Orbiter. Some of his answers were published in the article "Europe's Solar Orbiter Begins Its Journey to the Sun". This article is aimed at the general public with the goal of raising awareness for the activities related to the launch of Solar Orbiter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.wired.com/story/europes-solar-orbiter-begins-its-journey-to-the-sun/
 
Description Interview on Vicky Duncalf PopAstro Live chat show, on Mars and planetary exploration, 5 March 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on Vicky Duncalf PopAstro Live chat show, on Mars and planetary exploration, 5 March 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc03qU6PA6k
 
Description Introduction to MSSL - London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) visit, 30 July 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Introduction to MSSL - London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) visit, 30 July 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Its All Academic festival (talk, exhibit) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at UCL 'It's All Academic'/'Made at UCL' Festival on 5 October 2019, on Looking for Life on Mars with the Rosalind Franklin (ExoMars) rover. MSSL exhibition stand also included 1:1 model rover (Airbus), PanCam 1:1 models, ESA ExoMars stickers/posters and MSSL produced postcard on PanCam.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Live radio interview about Solar Orbiter - SWR Aktuell Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In a live radio interview on the German radio station SWR Aktuell, Daniel Verscharen discussed the Solar Orbiter mission, the instrumentation, and technological and operational challenges for the mission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/radio/im-gespraech/Solar-Orbiter-gestartet-der-Sonne-ganz-nah,solar-or...
 
Description Made at UCL presentation and display 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Made at UCL event, 5/10/19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mars assemblies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Catherine Regan - Assemblies regarding space careers at Oasis Shirley School, Mar 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Mars exploration, BBC World Service Newshour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC World Service, Newshour, on China's Tianwen-1 mission and its place in Mars exploration (mentioned ExoMars), 23 July 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Mars exploration, Sky News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on Sky News on NASA Perseverence launch, sample return and Rosalind Franklin rover, 30 July 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Mars interview, Ingenia magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Quoted in article 'Finding life on Mars' in Ingenia (Royal Society of Engineering) magazine, 81, 26-31, December 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ingenia.org.uk/Ingenia/Articles/4f136c08-7935-4d10-97cd-f92a241a74f2
 
Description Mars interview, Sky at Night magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview: How the ExoMars 2020 rover will search for signs of life on the Red Planet, Sky at Night magazine, 5 Dec 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/space-missions/exo-mars-2020-rover-search-for-signs-life-red-plan...
 
Description NAM public talk - Mars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact NAM public lecture on Current and Future Mars missions, 21 July 6-7pm, see https://www.bath.ac.uk/events/current-and-future-mars-missions/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bath.ac.uk/events/current-and-future-mars-missions/
 
Description Naked Scientist interviews - Venus and Mars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for Naked Scientists podcast on Venus and Mars missions, including Rosalind Franklin, 10 July 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/visiting-venus,https://www.thenakedscientists...
 
Description Newsweek quote 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Info for Newsweek on black hole 40 billion times solar mass, 6 August 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.newsweek.com/biggest-black-hole-40-billion-times-mass-sun-1452801
 
Description Newsweek quote 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Quoted in Newsweek on water detection on exoplanet, K2-18b: Super-Earth in 'Habitable Zone' Has Water Vapor in Its Atmosphere, Scientists Say, 9 September 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nova Hreod Academy, Swindon, talk on Landing on Other Worlds. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A talk to pupils of Nova Hreod Academy, Swindon, on space exploration, especially moon landings. 16/7/20.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Online talk as part of National Space Academy 'Take Over' week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk to school students about space weather as part of National Space Academy 'Take Over' week. Talk was recorded and is available on YouTube. Talk has been viewed 188 times and has 4 'likes'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7T5Zcr_oBI
 
Description Online webinar 'Looking for life on Mars' for IET (Institution of Engineering & Technology) Surrey local network, 20 January 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online webinar 'Looking for life on Mars' for IET (Institution of Engineering & Technology) Surrey local network, 20 January 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Open evening (ExoMars PanCam) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rosalind Franklin PanCam stall at MSSL Open Evening, 17 February 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Open evening talk on Mars 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Open evening talk: Looking for life on Mars with the Rosalind Franklin rover', MSSL, 21 Nov 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in space-mission special, BBC Four: The Sky at Night 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Four's Sky at Night programme interviewed Daniel Verscharen and Robert Wicks for a special on space missions. We discussed the role of the Debye mission in ESA's general mission plan. The programme also followed us during the decision-making process and the selection of ESA's F-class mission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Physics World interview on Rosalind Franklin (ExoMars) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for Physics World on Rosalind Franklin (ExoMars) launch delay, Mars rover launch delayed until 2022, 13 March 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://physicsworld.com/a/mars-rover-launch-delayed-until-2022/
 
Description Podcast interview on Solar Orbiter - Auf Distanz 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In a podcast interview for the German podcast "Auf Distanz", the Solar Orbiter mission was discussed. This comprehensive interview has received a large positive reaction on social-media channels with requests for additional information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://aufdistanz.de/auf-distanz-0052-solar-orbiter/
 
Description Podcast series #SpaceFromHome 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Daniel Verscharen launched the podcast series #SpaceFromHome during the COVID-19 pandemic. In these podcasts, he discusses the work of space scientists during the pandemic lockdown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT2hjh2vczNXREkUW_TuDHg
 
Description Press release for SMILE mission adoption by ESA, incorporating it into the Cosmic Vision programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release preparation, followed by Twitter announcements on the MSSL website.

Return visits to the Laboratory, multiple visits to other sites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://mssl.ucl.ac.uk/SMILE/
 
Description Press release: UCL study of electrons in Solar Wind appears in the Astrophysical Journal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact UCL issued a press release about the publication of the article "Self-induced scattering of the electron strahl in the solar wind". This press release was well received by other online media and let to further online dissemination. Furthermore, the press release drew the attention of a wider network of colleagues to this work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/news/2019/dec/ucl-study-electrons-solar-wind-ap...
 
Description Pubic talk, Swindon, on topic of Landing on Other Worlds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk at Commonweal School, Swindon, on topic of "Landing on Other Worlds". 16/7/20.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Public outreach talk on the Sun and the latest results from Solar Orbiter for the Heidelberg House of Astronomy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Daniel Verscharen gave a public talk on the latest results from the Solar Orbiter mission to an online audience at the Heidelberg House of Astronomy. This even was attended by about 100 people and is still available on Youtube. The recording was seen by over 1,400 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYbd6amfjCk
 
Description Public presentations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Generated many questions on the space research we carry out at MSSL and excited the imagination of the audience provoking interest in learning about the Universe. A point to note is that these activities continued, albeit at a reduced level, during the pandemic, using online connections. And more requests of talks and visits to schools are now arising as the pandemic restrictions are lifted.

Repeat visits and presentations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2019,2020,2022
URL http://mssl.ucl.ac.uk/SMILE/
 
Description Public presentations to schools, amateur astronomers, general public 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MSSL staff engagement activities always produce demonstrations of great interest from the number of questions and comments received.
A point to note is that these activities continued, albeit at a reduced level, during the pandemic, using online connections. And more requests of talks and visits to schools are now arising as the pandemic restrictions are lifted.

Repeated visits and requests for talks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2019,2020,2021,2022
URL http://mssl.ucl.ac.uk/SMILE/
 
Description RAL talk - Mars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Coates, A.J. and the PanCam team, 'Looking for life on Mars with the Rosalind Franklin (ExoMars 2022) rover', RAL talk (>350 online), 27 January 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description RAS podcast - solar wind 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for RAS Supermassive podcast 'Under the space weather' on the solar wind, 30 March (for 23 April) 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://audioboom.com/posts/7563279-under-the-space-weather
 
Description Radio Leeds interview (Pluto) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Radio Leeds on 90th anniversary of Pluto's discovery, 18 February 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Radio interview on Solar Orbiter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Radio Cymru in Welsh on the Solar Orbiter mission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Radio interview on black holes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview on black holes, in Welsh, on BBC Radio Cymru. 12.4.20.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Radio interview on planetary rovers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A radio interview on rovers, in Welsh on BBC Radio Cymru. 17/10/19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Reflections on MSSL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk 'Reflections on MSSL' at Science Museum workshop 'Culture-space: towards a better understanding of space exploration, MSSL, 21 Nov 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/project/culture-space-towards-a-better-understanding-of-space-...
 
Description Savile Science talk - Mars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coates, A.J. and the PanCam team, 'Looking for life on Mars with the Rosalind Franklin (ExoMars 2022) rover', RAL talk (>350 online), 27 January 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description School visit (Hurstpierpoint) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talks at St Lawrence School (3 - Foundation, Year 1, Year 2), Hurstpierpoint, on Exploring the solar system, 24 January 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Science magazine, ExoMars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in Science magazine European Mars rover in a 'race against time' to fix parachutes, 29 Nov 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6469/1061
 
Description Seminar, Khalifa University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar 'Looking for life on Mars with the Rosalind Franklin (ExoMars 2022) rover', Khalifa University, UAE, 24 Nov 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Solar Orbiter Science Briefing at ESA social-media event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact At ESA's Social Space event related to the launch of Solar Orbiter, a group of 40 social-media influencers and enthusiasts was selected and invited. Daniel Verscharen gave a general science briefing on Solar Orbiter and discussed questions with the social-media enthusiasts. This activity has received a large coverage on social media and led to many follow-up discussions with followers on social-media channels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Solar wind talk, Cafe Scientifique Henley on Thames 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk for Café Scientifique, Henley on Thames, on the solar wind (mentioned ExoMars), 15 July 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://cafescientifique.org/uk/henley-on-thames
 
Description Space UK quotes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview for Space UK magazine on Rosalind Franklin PanCam appeared Issue 51 UK Space Conference special edition, p15, Sep 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Supercomputer simulations unlock an old space weather puzzle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact UKRI published a press release regarding he research article that was published under the leadership of PhD student Jeffersson Andres Agudelo Rueda. The press release created media attention which ultimately led to two newspaper articles and further online quotes from the press release on multiple international media outlets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.ukri.org/news/supercomputer-simulations-unlock-an-old-space-weather-puzzle/
 
Description Supercomputer simulations unlock space weather puzzle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This press release was published by UCL and pitched to various media outlets. Two newspaper articles followed and multiple quotes on international online outlets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2021/may/supercomputer-simulations-unlock-space-weather-puzzle
 
Description TRT World interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for TRT World TV on Spacelink satellites & Chinese space station, 28 Dec 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description TV Interview about Solar Orbiter - ZDF heute in deutschland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In a TV interview for the German nationwide news programme ZDF heute in deutschland, Daniel Verscharen discussed the Solar Orbiter mission on the day of its launch.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/heute-in-deutschland/heute---in-deutschland-clip-5-1626.html
 
Description TV interview about Solar Orbiter mission - RTL Hessen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In a TV interview for the German local TV station RTL Hessen, Daniel Verscharen discussed the Solar Orbiter mission on the day of its launch.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.rtl-hessen.de/beitrag/darmstadt-esa-raumsonde-solar-orbiter-gestartet-sonne-reise
 
Description TV interview on Solar Orbiter: ZDF heute journal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In a TV interview for the German nationwide news ZDF heute journal, Daniel Verscharen discussed the Solar Orbiter mission on the day of its launch. This programme was watched by over four million viewers and gave an opportunity to widely advertise the activities related to our research with Solar Orbiter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/heute-journal/bilderbuchstart-fuer-sonnensonde-100.html
 
Description Talk (Chesterfield AS) - Mars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk 'Looking for Life on Mars' for Chesterfield Astronomical Society, 16 July 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Talk and activities at Oaktree Primary School, Swindon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A talk to pupils of Oaktree Primary School, Swindon, on space exploration, especially moon landings, together with hand-on activities. 16/7/20.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk and stand at National Space Academy Careers Fest 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact GCSE/A-level students from around the East Midlands attend the National Space Centre for a day of talks and exhibits by a variety of people involved in the space industry. Typically a 20-25 min talk was given five times per day and then a 'Meet the Scientist/Engineer' stand was used to interact with the students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
 
Description Talk at Fleet School, Camden, Year 5, on the ExoMars mission, 17 November 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk at Fleet School, Camden, Year 5, on the ExoMars mission, 17 November 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk at UCL-MSSL work experience week on Exploring Mars with the Rosalind Franklin rover, 7 July 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk at UCL-MSSL work experience week on Exploring Mars with the Rosalind Franklin rover, 7 July 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Talk for Cranleigh History Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk 'Looking for Life on Mars with the Rosalind Franklin (ExoMars) rover' at Cranleigh History Society, 14 November 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk for Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society, on Looking for life on Mars, 1 April 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk for Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society, on Looking for life on Mars, 1 April 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Talk for Society for Popular Astronomy on Current and future Mars missions, 24 April 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk for Society for Popular Astronomy on Current and future Mars missions, 24 April 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/vBT2Q-m72-I
 
Description Talk to Macclesfield Lit & Phil Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online talk and q&a session with local literary and philosophy society on space weather. Feedback from organiser said "It was really good to hear such a clear and detailed account of how the aurora happens. Several of our guests said that they had found it a helpful approach to hard stuff."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk to the Friends of the RAS on comets 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to the Friends of the Royal Astronomical Society on comets, including the Comet Interceptor mission. 27/11/19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Telegraph - space, Mars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Info for Telegraph on Branson Virgin Galactic flight (mentioned ExoMars) Does Sir Richard Branson's expedition actually count as space travel?, 13 July 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/07/13/will-ultimate-winner-new-billionaire-space-race/
 
Description Times radio interview - Mars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on Times Radio (UK, 10:20) on Preseverence, Ingenuity, also Rosalind Franklin, JUICE + Cassini-Huygens, 6 May 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/radio
 
Description Twitter feed 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Daniel Verscharen has largely expanded his Twitter account @DVerscharen as a key channel for the dissemination of latest results in the field of solar-wind research. He informs the public about the latest developments, the direct outcome of his own research, and relevant impact-related activities. After a social-media event at ESA, where he presented his work in preparation for the Solar Orbiter mission, this account increased its number of followers to over 450.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description U3A visit to MSSL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A group of ~25 retirees (members of the U3A) visited MSSL for talks on Solar Orbiter and a tour of the lab and facilities. Feedback from the group indicated that many people were able to learn something from the talks and the tour, including a greater appreciation of the space sector in the UK and in Surrey along with the challenges involved in putting instruments in space
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UCL Astronomy Diploma Club 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk for UCL Astronomy Diploma Club on Present and planned Mars missions, 20 May 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description UCL Space Week - Mars talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk 'The Rosalind Franklin (ExoMars 2022) mission' at UCL Space Week, 9 Nov
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description UCL Space Week debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contribution to UCL space week debate on 'Settling on Mars is essential for the future of humanity' (against, won), 12 Nov
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description UCL web story - Mars 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact UCL web story on PanCam 9 November ''Eyes' of Mars rover get test run on Earth'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2021/nov/eyes-mars-rover-get-test-run-earth
 
Description Un colombiano lidera equipo que busca revelar secretos del plasma 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This article, published in the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo (both print and online) describes the study led by Jeffersson Andres Agudelo Rueda. This work was published in the Journal of Plasma Physics in 2021. After an extensive interview, the newspaper highlighted the activities of the space plasma research group at MSSL and especially the involvement of the PhD student Jeffersson Agudelo.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.eltiempo.com/vida/ciencia/un-colombiano-lidera-equipo-que-busca-revelar-secretos-del-pla...
 
Description Why is the sun's atmosphere so hot? Article for The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Daniel Verscharen wrote an article for The Conversation on the first results from the Parker Solar Probe. The title of this article is "Why is the sun's atmosphere so hot? Spacecraft starts to unravel our star's mysteries". It is open-access and publicly available. This article was also picked up by other news channels and was disseminated broadly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://theconversation.com/why-is-the-suns-atmosphere-so-hot-spacecraft-starts-to-unravel-our-stars...
 
Description Why solar winds are 10 TIMES hotter than expected when they hit Earth: Streams stay so hot because of magnetic connections that form in the turbulence, study reveals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This article about our paper, which was led by Jeffersson Andres Agudelo Rueda and published in the Journal of Plasma Physics, appeared in the Daily Mail online on 14 May 2021. The article created multiple reader comments in the online comment board.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9575863/Solar-winds-stay-hot-magnetic-connections-fo...