Solar Orbiter Community Project - Linking Remote and In Situ Observations Through Numerical Modelling Tools of the Solar Corona and Heliosphere.

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

Abstract

The ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter mission is scheduled for launch in February 2020. It will travel to solar distances inside the orbit of Mercury and will also make unique measurements at high solar latitudes. Achieving the science goals of the missions depends critically on being able to make connections between solar phenomena and their counterparts in interplanetary space. This requires making coordinated observations between the combined set of remote sensing and in situ instruments which form the scientific payload. As a consequence, a key pre-requisite for delivery of this connections science is to ensure the correct planning of these joint observations and to establish their validity. We must be able to predict and subsequently confirm the link between the small fields of view of the remote sensing instruments and the location of the spacecraft (the in situ sensors) during each of the observing windows throughout the mission. To achieve this, it is in turn vital to establish a coherent chain of models of the magnetic field and plasma outflow structure of the solar corona and the inner heliosphere which can accurately predict the ballistic and magnetic connections of the spacecraft to locations in the corona. While several models exist, they are used predominantly in a cutting-edge research context and we are lacking development of their application into a robust, largely autonomous operational product for routine use with available feed data by the Solar Orbiter scientific community. The purpose of this project is to assist in the development of such a product, at least in part by facilitating the engagement of a significant UK community of modellers with the wider international efforts to address this problem.

Planned Impact

The summary of the impact of this project includes:

i) Contribution to realising the optimum quality of the data return from the Solar Orbiter mission. Our project will ensure that the best quality, most relevant data are returned for scientific exploitation by the UK and worldwide communities. There will be a consequence positive impact on the UK science return from the mission.

ii) Increased awareness of the goals of the Solar Orbiter mission amongst UK community members.

iii) The UKSA has made a significant investment in 4 of the 10 instruments, and UK plc is a significant beneficiary through the 300 million Euro contract awarded to AIRBUS DS, Stevenage, to build the spacecraft bus. The participation of relevant expert scientists in the fields of solar and heliospheric science in preparation work prior to launch in Feb 2020 will allow both the lead investigators and ESA planners to tune operations activities to best meet the science goals of both the mission and aspirations of the UK science community.

iii) The post-doc, researchers and students who will participate in this community project will also be in a better position to more widely disseminate information about the mission to broader audiences.

iv) Moreover, they will be potentially in a strong position, where relevant, to secure (further) post-doctoral positions in this field and thus participate directly in securing the science return from the mission after launch.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description UK reseachers were much better placed to participate in the Solar ORbiter mission after launch in Feb 2020. This has resulted, and will continue to result, in key contributions by UK scientists in the key mission goals.
Exploitation Route Knowledge/expertise passed on to students who will work on data for this mission hopefully for at least the rest of the decade, until the end of the mission in 2030.
Sectors Education

 
Description This award supported UK researchers to actively participate in planning for enhancing the return from Solar Orbiter. As such many members of the community have been able to participate in the mission, the public presentation of its impacts and indeed general training to take to further careers outside the specific areas covered here.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Title Tools for modelling the solar corona and heliosphere 
Description The suite of scripts employs a number of codes and software (IDL, SolarSoft, Paraview, PFSSPY, QSLsquasher) for the visualization and characterization of numerical (spherical) models of the solar corona in terms of free energy, open flux, quasi-separatrix layers, and the comparison with observational information such as EUV and white-light maps. The following material is provided: 1. A suite of scripts the analysis of coronal models (analysis_scripts_v0.1.tar.gz) 2. A document describing the step-by-step use of the scripts (Analysis_tools_v0.1.pdf) 3. The coronal model for the PSP-P1 passage generated with the magnetofrictional code DUMFRIC by A.Yeates, used as a test case (b20181105.nc) 4. A summary of the analysis of six of coronal models for the PSP-P1 (uk_solo_models.pdf) 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The suite of tools will support the analysis of spherical coronal models. The scripts were developed for the comparison of numerical models of the solar corona at the time of the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) first perihelion passage (P1) within the project, and can be evolved for use with ongoing PSP and Solar Orbiter analyses. 
URL https://sites.google.com/view/solocommunityproject/
 
Title Analysis scripts for the comparison of numerical models of the Solar corona with data from Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe 
Description We developed a number of scripts for the analysis of spherical coronal models. The scripts were developed for the comparison of numerical models of the solar corona at the time of the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) first perihelion passage (P1), and for the future use with the Solar Orbiter project. The suite of scripts employs a number of codes and software (IDL, SolarSoft, Paraview, PFSSPY, QSLsquasher) for the visualization and characterization of numerical (spherical) models of the solar corona in terms of free energy, open flux, quasi-separatrix layers, and the comparison with observational information such as EUV and white-light maps. The following material is provided: 1. A suite of scripts the analysis of coronal models (analysis_scripts_v0.1.tar.gz) 2. A document describing the step-by-step use of the scripts (Analysis_tools_v0.1.pdf) 3. The coronal model for the PSP-P1 passage generated with the magnetofrictional code DUMFRIC by A.Yeates, used as a test case (b20181105.nc) 4. A summary of the analysis of six of coronal models for the PSP-P1 (uk_solo_models.pdf) 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The work here augments the Solar Orbiter 'Connectivity tool' work undertaken by the international community under the MADAWG working group for the mission. It particularly leverages previously untapped UK expertise in this area. 
URL https://sites.google.com/view/solocommunityproject/
 
Description International ISSI Team - Unravelling Solar Wind Microphysics in the Inner Heliosphere 
Organisation European Space Agency
Department European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
Country Spain 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This is a small team of international experts brought together after a successful proposal to the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, CH. I was invited to be part of the team in order to make 2 key contributions: i) bringing scientific expertise in the plams phsyics of the solar wind, including energy transfer mechanisms such as magnetic reconnection, turbulent dissipation down to electron scales and the effect of multiple ion populations on these processes; ii) As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The combined expertise of the team will make progress on scientific goals which include answering the following key questions: I Evolution, heating and energy transfer mechanisms in the young solar wind Which mechanisms heat and accelerate the young solar wind? What is the nature and the origin of waves and small-scale structures in this region? Does magnetic reconnection play a major role in the early stages of the solar wind? II. Radial evolution of turbulence and dissipation down to electron scales How does turbulence evolve as a function of radial distance within the heliosphere? Which are the dominant dissipation mechanisms near the solar corona vs at 1 AU? Which mechanisms are responsible for turbulent energy dissipation in collisionless plasmas? III. Multiple ion species in the solar wind and their effects at kinetic scales How does the energy partition between protons and alpha particles evolve with distance to the Sun? How can the heavy ions (including minor species) be introduced into our understanding of themicrophysical processes leading to dissipation? Which kinetic ion processes dominate the ion spectral break?
Impact This team expects to produce multiple scientific publications on the various science questions relating to solar wind microphysics which will arise from this collaboration of ointerntional experts over the next few years.
Start Year 2020
 
Description International ISSI Team - Unravelling Solar Wind Microphysics in the Inner Heliosphere 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a small team of international experts brought together after a successful proposal to the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, CH. I was invited to be part of the team in order to make 2 key contributions: i) bringing scientific expertise in the plams phsyics of the solar wind, including energy transfer mechanisms such as magnetic reconnection, turbulent dissipation down to electron scales and the effect of multiple ion populations on these processes; ii) As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The combined expertise of the team will make progress on scientific goals which include answering the following key questions: I Evolution, heating and energy transfer mechanisms in the young solar wind Which mechanisms heat and accelerate the young solar wind? What is the nature and the origin of waves and small-scale structures in this region? Does magnetic reconnection play a major role in the early stages of the solar wind? II. Radial evolution of turbulence and dissipation down to electron scales How does turbulence evolve as a function of radial distance within the heliosphere? Which are the dominant dissipation mechanisms near the solar corona vs at 1 AU? Which mechanisms are responsible for turbulent energy dissipation in collisionless plasmas? III. Multiple ion species in the solar wind and their effects at kinetic scales How does the energy partition between protons and alpha particles evolve with distance to the Sun? How can the heavy ions (including minor species) be introduced into our understanding of themicrophysical processes leading to dissipation? Which kinetic ion processes dominate the ion spectral break?
Impact This team expects to produce multiple scientific publications on the various science questions relating to solar wind microphysics which will arise from this collaboration of ointerntional experts over the next few years.
Start Year 2020
 
Description International ISSI Team - Unravelling Solar Wind Microphysics in the Inner Heliosphere 
Organisation Italian Space Agency (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana)
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This is a small team of international experts brought together after a successful proposal to the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, CH. I was invited to be part of the team in order to make 2 key contributions: i) bringing scientific expertise in the plams phsyics of the solar wind, including energy transfer mechanisms such as magnetic reconnection, turbulent dissipation down to electron scales and the effect of multiple ion populations on these processes; ii) As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The combined expertise of the team will make progress on scientific goals which include answering the following key questions: I Evolution, heating and energy transfer mechanisms in the young solar wind Which mechanisms heat and accelerate the young solar wind? What is the nature and the origin of waves and small-scale structures in this region? Does magnetic reconnection play a major role in the early stages of the solar wind? II. Radial evolution of turbulence and dissipation down to electron scales How does turbulence evolve as a function of radial distance within the heliosphere? Which are the dominant dissipation mechanisms near the solar corona vs at 1 AU? Which mechanisms are responsible for turbulent energy dissipation in collisionless plasmas? III. Multiple ion species in the solar wind and their effects at kinetic scales How does the energy partition between protons and alpha particles evolve with distance to the Sun? How can the heavy ions (including minor species) be introduced into our understanding of themicrophysical processes leading to dissipation? Which kinetic ion processes dominate the ion spectral break?
Impact This team expects to produce multiple scientific publications on the various science questions relating to solar wind microphysics which will arise from this collaboration of ointerntional experts over the next few years.
Start Year 2020
 
Description International ISSI Team - Unravelling Solar Wind Microphysics in the Inner Heliosphere 
Organisation National Institute for Astrophysics
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a small team of international experts brought together after a successful proposal to the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, CH. I was invited to be part of the team in order to make 2 key contributions: i) bringing scientific expertise in the plams phsyics of the solar wind, including energy transfer mechanisms such as magnetic reconnection, turbulent dissipation down to electron scales and the effect of multiple ion populations on these processes; ii) As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The combined expertise of the team will make progress on scientific goals which include answering the following key questions: I Evolution, heating and energy transfer mechanisms in the young solar wind Which mechanisms heat and accelerate the young solar wind? What is the nature and the origin of waves and small-scale structures in this region? Does magnetic reconnection play a major role in the early stages of the solar wind? II. Radial evolution of turbulence and dissipation down to electron scales How does turbulence evolve as a function of radial distance within the heliosphere? Which are the dominant dissipation mechanisms near the solar corona vs at 1 AU? Which mechanisms are responsible for turbulent energy dissipation in collisionless plasmas? III. Multiple ion species in the solar wind and their effects at kinetic scales How does the energy partition between protons and alpha particles evolve with distance to the Sun? How can the heavy ions (including minor species) be introduced into our understanding of themicrophysical processes leading to dissipation? Which kinetic ion processes dominate the ion spectral break?
Impact This team expects to produce multiple scientific publications on the various science questions relating to solar wind microphysics which will arise from this collaboration of ointerntional experts over the next few years.
Start Year 2020
 
Description International ISSI Team - Unravelling Solar Wind Microphysics in the Inner Heliosphere 
Organisation Observatory of Paris
Department Laboratory for Space Science and Astrophysical Instrumentation
Country France 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This is a small team of international experts brought together after a successful proposal to the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, CH. I was invited to be part of the team in order to make 2 key contributions: i) bringing scientific expertise in the plams phsyics of the solar wind, including energy transfer mechanisms such as magnetic reconnection, turbulent dissipation down to electron scales and the effect of multiple ion populations on these processes; ii) As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The combined expertise of the team will make progress on scientific goals which include answering the following key questions: I Evolution, heating and energy transfer mechanisms in the young solar wind Which mechanisms heat and accelerate the young solar wind? What is the nature and the origin of waves and small-scale structures in this region? Does magnetic reconnection play a major role in the early stages of the solar wind? II. Radial evolution of turbulence and dissipation down to electron scales How does turbulence evolve as a function of radial distance within the heliosphere? Which are the dominant dissipation mechanisms near the solar corona vs at 1 AU? Which mechanisms are responsible for turbulent energy dissipation in collisionless plasmas? III. Multiple ion species in the solar wind and their effects at kinetic scales How does the energy partition between protons and alpha particles evolve with distance to the Sun? How can the heavy ions (including minor species) be introduced into our understanding of themicrophysical processes leading to dissipation? Which kinetic ion processes dominate the ion spectral break?
Impact This team expects to produce multiple scientific publications on the various science questions relating to solar wind microphysics which will arise from this collaboration of ointerntional experts over the next few years.
Start Year 2020
 
Description International ISSI Team - Unravelling Solar Wind Microphysics in the Inner Heliosphere 
Organisation Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a small team of international experts brought together after a successful proposal to the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, CH. I was invited to be part of the team in order to make 2 key contributions: i) bringing scientific expertise in the plams phsyics of the solar wind, including energy transfer mechanisms such as magnetic reconnection, turbulent dissipation down to electron scales and the effect of multiple ion populations on these processes; ii) As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The combined expertise of the team will make progress on scientific goals which include answering the following key questions: I Evolution, heating and energy transfer mechanisms in the young solar wind Which mechanisms heat and accelerate the young solar wind? What is the nature and the origin of waves and small-scale structures in this region? Does magnetic reconnection play a major role in the early stages of the solar wind? II. Radial evolution of turbulence and dissipation down to electron scales How does turbulence evolve as a function of radial distance within the heliosphere? Which are the dominant dissipation mechanisms near the solar corona vs at 1 AU? Which mechanisms are responsible for turbulent energy dissipation in collisionless plasmas? III. Multiple ion species in the solar wind and their effects at kinetic scales How does the energy partition between protons and alpha particles evolve with distance to the Sun? How can the heavy ions (including minor species) be introduced into our understanding of themicrophysical processes leading to dissipation? Which kinetic ion processes dominate the ion spectral break?
Impact This team expects to produce multiple scientific publications on the various science questions relating to solar wind microphysics which will arise from this collaboration of ointerntional experts over the next few years.
Start Year 2020
 
Description International ISSI Team - Unravelling Solar Wind Microphysics in the Inner Heliosphere 
Organisation Royal Institute of Technology
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a small team of international experts brought together after a successful proposal to the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, CH. I was invited to be part of the team in order to make 2 key contributions: i) bringing scientific expertise in the plams phsyics of the solar wind, including energy transfer mechanisms such as magnetic reconnection, turbulent dissipation down to electron scales and the effect of multiple ion populations on these processes; ii) As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The combined expertise of the team will make progress on scientific goals which include answering the following key questions: I Evolution, heating and energy transfer mechanisms in the young solar wind Which mechanisms heat and accelerate the young solar wind? What is the nature and the origin of waves and small-scale structures in this region? Does magnetic reconnection play a major role in the early stages of the solar wind? II. Radial evolution of turbulence and dissipation down to electron scales How does turbulence evolve as a function of radial distance within the heliosphere? Which are the dominant dissipation mechanisms near the solar corona vs at 1 AU? Which mechanisms are responsible for turbulent energy dissipation in collisionless plasmas? III. Multiple ion species in the solar wind and their effects at kinetic scales How does the energy partition between protons and alpha particles evolve with distance to the Sun? How can the heavy ions (including minor species) be introduced into our understanding of themicrophysical processes leading to dissipation? Which kinetic ion processes dominate the ion spectral break?
Impact This team expects to produce multiple scientific publications on the various science questions relating to solar wind microphysics which will arise from this collaboration of ointerntional experts over the next few years.
Start Year 2020
 
Description International ISSI Team - Unravelling Solar Wind Microphysics in the Inner Heliosphere 
Organisation University of Calabria
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a small team of international experts brought together after a successful proposal to the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, CH. I was invited to be part of the team in order to make 2 key contributions: i) bringing scientific expertise in the plams phsyics of the solar wind, including energy transfer mechanisms such as magnetic reconnection, turbulent dissipation down to electron scales and the effect of multiple ion populations on these processes; ii) As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The combined expertise of the team will make progress on scientific goals which include answering the following key questions: I Evolution, heating and energy transfer mechanisms in the young solar wind Which mechanisms heat and accelerate the young solar wind? What is the nature and the origin of waves and small-scale structures in this region? Does magnetic reconnection play a major role in the early stages of the solar wind? II. Radial evolution of turbulence and dissipation down to electron scales How does turbulence evolve as a function of radial distance within the heliosphere? Which are the dominant dissipation mechanisms near the solar corona vs at 1 AU? Which mechanisms are responsible for turbulent energy dissipation in collisionless plasmas? III. Multiple ion species in the solar wind and their effects at kinetic scales How does the energy partition between protons and alpha particles evolve with distance to the Sun? How can the heavy ions (including minor species) be introduced into our understanding of themicrophysical processes leading to dissipation? Which kinetic ion processes dominate the ion spectral break?
Impact This team expects to produce multiple scientific publications on the various science questions relating to solar wind microphysics which will arise from this collaboration of ointerntional experts over the next few years.
Start Year 2020
 
Description International ISSI Team - Unravelling Solar Wind Microphysics in the Inner Heliosphere 
Organisation University of California, Berkeley
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a small team of international experts brought together after a successful proposal to the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, CH. I was invited to be part of the team in order to make 2 key contributions: i) bringing scientific expertise in the plams phsyics of the solar wind, including energy transfer mechanisms such as magnetic reconnection, turbulent dissipation down to electron scales and the effect of multiple ion populations on these processes; ii) As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The combined expertise of the team will make progress on scientific goals which include answering the following key questions: I Evolution, heating and energy transfer mechanisms in the young solar wind Which mechanisms heat and accelerate the young solar wind? What is the nature and the origin of waves and small-scale structures in this region? Does magnetic reconnection play a major role in the early stages of the solar wind? II. Radial evolution of turbulence and dissipation down to electron scales How does turbulence evolve as a function of radial distance within the heliosphere? Which are the dominant dissipation mechanisms near the solar corona vs at 1 AU? Which mechanisms are responsible for turbulent energy dissipation in collisionless plasmas? III. Multiple ion species in the solar wind and their effects at kinetic scales How does the energy partition between protons and alpha particles evolve with distance to the Sun? How can the heavy ions (including minor species) be introduced into our understanding of themicrophysical processes leading to dissipation? Which kinetic ion processes dominate the ion spectral break?
Impact This team expects to produce multiple scientific publications on the various science questions relating to solar wind microphysics which will arise from this collaboration of ointerntional experts over the next few years.
Start Year 2020
 
Description International ISSI Team - Unravelling Solar Wind Microphysics in the Inner Heliosphere 
Organisation University of Michigan
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a small team of international experts brought together after a successful proposal to the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, CH. I was invited to be part of the team in order to make 2 key contributions: i) bringing scientific expertise in the plams phsyics of the solar wind, including energy transfer mechanisms such as magnetic reconnection, turbulent dissipation down to electron scales and the effect of multiple ion populations on these processes; ii) As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The combined expertise of the team will make progress on scientific goals which include answering the following key questions: I Evolution, heating and energy transfer mechanisms in the young solar wind Which mechanisms heat and accelerate the young solar wind? What is the nature and the origin of waves and small-scale structures in this region? Does magnetic reconnection play a major role in the early stages of the solar wind? II. Radial evolution of turbulence and dissipation down to electron scales How does turbulence evolve as a function of radial distance within the heliosphere? Which are the dominant dissipation mechanisms near the solar corona vs at 1 AU? Which mechanisms are responsible for turbulent energy dissipation in collisionless plasmas? III. Multiple ion species in the solar wind and their effects at kinetic scales How does the energy partition between protons and alpha particles evolve with distance to the Sun? How can the heavy ions (including minor species) be introduced into our understanding of themicrophysical processes leading to dissipation? Which kinetic ion processes dominate the ion spectral break?
Impact This team expects to produce multiple scientific publications on the various science questions relating to solar wind microphysics which will arise from this collaboration of ointerntional experts over the next few years.
Start Year 2020
 
Description International ISSI Team - Unravelling Solar Wind Microphysics in the Inner Heliosphere 
Organisation University of Murcia, Spain
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a small team of international experts brought together after a successful proposal to the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, CH. I was invited to be part of the team in order to make 2 key contributions: i) bringing scientific expertise in the plams phsyics of the solar wind, including energy transfer mechanisms such as magnetic reconnection, turbulent dissipation down to electron scales and the effect of multiple ion populations on these processes; ii) As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The combined expertise of the team will make progress on scientific goals which include answering the following key questions: I Evolution, heating and energy transfer mechanisms in the young solar wind Which mechanisms heat and accelerate the young solar wind? What is the nature and the origin of waves and small-scale structures in this region? Does magnetic reconnection play a major role in the early stages of the solar wind? II. Radial evolution of turbulence and dissipation down to electron scales How does turbulence evolve as a function of radial distance within the heliosphere? Which are the dominant dissipation mechanisms near the solar corona vs at 1 AU? Which mechanisms are responsible for turbulent energy dissipation in collisionless plasmas? III. Multiple ion species in the solar wind and their effects at kinetic scales How does the energy partition between protons and alpha particles evolve with distance to the Sun? How can the heavy ions (including minor species) be introduced into our understanding of themicrophysical processes leading to dissipation? Which kinetic ion processes dominate the ion spectral break?
Impact This team expects to produce multiple scientific publications on the various science questions relating to solar wind microphysics which will arise from this collaboration of ointerntional experts over the next few years.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Solar Orbiter - Eruptive Events and Large-Scale Structure Working Group 
Organisation Austrian Academy of Sciences
Country Austria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is an open scientific working group coordinated by members of the above institutes. As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes representatives of other Solar Orbiter instrument teams and is open to participation from any scientists worldwide who have interest in using our data to further their interests in CMEs, CIRs, HCS and Large-Scale Structures in the solar wind.
Impact Expect multiple scientific publications on CMEs, CIRs, HCS and Large-Scale Structures in the solar wind to arise from this collaboration over the next decade.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Solar Orbiter - Eruptive Events and Large-Scale Structure Working Group 
Organisation Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is an open scientific working group coordinated by members of the above institutes. As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes representatives of other Solar Orbiter instrument teams and is open to participation from any scientists worldwide who have interest in using our data to further their interests in CMEs, CIRs, HCS and Large-Scale Structures in the solar wind.
Impact Expect multiple scientific publications on CMEs, CIRs, HCS and Large-Scale Structures in the solar wind to arise from this collaboration over the next decade.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Solar Orbiter - Eruptive Events and Large-Scale Structure Working Group 
Organisation University of Calabria
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is an open scientific working group coordinated by members of the above institutes. As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes representatives of other Solar Orbiter instrument teams and is open to participation from any scientists worldwide who have interest in using our data to further their interests in CMEs, CIRs, HCS and Large-Scale Structures in the solar wind.
Impact Expect multiple scientific publications on CMEs, CIRs, HCS and Large-Scale Structures in the solar wind to arise from this collaboration over the next decade.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Solar Orbiter - Eruptive Events and Large-Scale Structure Working Group 
Organisation University of New Hampshire
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is an open scientific working group coordinated by members of the above institutes. As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes representatives of other Solar Orbiter instrument teams and is open to participation from any scientists worldwide who have interest in using our data to further their interests in CMEs, CIRs, HCS and Large-Scale Structures in the solar wind.
Impact Expect multiple scientific publications on CMEs, CIRs, HCS and Large-Scale Structures in the solar wind to arise from this collaboration over the next decade.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Solar Orbiter - Solar Wind Origins and Connections Science Working Group 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is an open scientific working group coordinated by members of the above institutes. As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes representatives of other Solar Orbiter instrument teams and is open to participation from any scientists worldwide who have interest in using our data to further their interests in Solar Wind Origins and Connections Science
Impact Expect multiple scientific publications on Solar Wind Origins and Connections Science to arise from this collaboration over the next decade.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Solar Orbiter - Solar Wind Origins and Connections Science Working Group 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department Goddard Space Flight Center
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This is an open scientific working group coordinated by members of the above institutes. As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes representatives of other Solar Orbiter instrument teams and is open to participation from any scientists worldwide who have interest in using our data to further their interests in Solar Wind Origins and Connections Science
Impact Expect multiple scientific publications on Solar Wind Origins and Connections Science to arise from this collaboration over the next decade.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Solar Orbiter - Solar Wind Origins and Connections Science Working Group 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is an open scientific working group coordinated by members of the above institutes. As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes representatives of other Solar Orbiter instrument teams and is open to participation from any scientists worldwide who have interest in using our data to further their interests in Solar Wind Origins and Connections Science
Impact Expect multiple scientific publications on Solar Wind Origins and Connections Science to arise from this collaboration over the next decade.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Solar Orbiter - Solar Wind Origins and Connections Science Working Group 
Organisation Predictive Science
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This is an open scientific working group coordinated by members of the above institutes. As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes representatives of other Solar Orbiter instrument teams and is open to participation from any scientists worldwide who have interest in using our data to further their interests in Solar Wind Origins and Connections Science
Impact Expect multiple scientific publications on Solar Wind Origins and Connections Science to arise from this collaboration over the next decade.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Solar Orbiter - Solar Wind Origins and Connections Science Working Group 
Organisation Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is an open scientific working group coordinated by members of the above institutes. As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes representatives of other Solar Orbiter instrument teams and is open to participation from any scientists worldwide who have interest in using our data to further their interests in Solar Wind Origins and Connections Science
Impact Expect multiple scientific publications on Solar Wind Origins and Connections Science to arise from this collaboration over the next decade.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Solar Orbiter In situ Working Group 
Organisation European Space Agency
Department Solar Orbiter
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This group has meet every few months over the last decade in order to discuss and plan the joint operations of the in situ group of instruments on Solar Orbiter. As a key contributor of 3 separate scientific sensors within the SWA consortium, we have been at the forefront of this activity.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes members from all of the institutes that have contributed the 4 in situ instruments on Solar Orbiter. Together we have planned joint operations and produced instruments that have incorporated specific elements or capability to support those plans. Now in flight the group continues to meet to continue to plan and execute joint operations of the in situ instruments on the mission.
Impact Launch of the Solar Orbiter mission with advanced plans to jointly operate the in situ instruments in order to improve the overall science return of the mission
Start Year 2012
 
Description Solar Orbiter In situ Working Group 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This group has meet every few months over the last decade in order to discuss and plan the joint operations of the in situ group of instruments on Solar Orbiter. As a key contributor of 3 separate scientific sensors within the SWA consortium, we have been at the forefront of this activity.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes members from all of the institutes that have contributed the 4 in situ instruments on Solar Orbiter. Together we have planned joint operations and produced instruments that have incorporated specific elements or capability to support those plans. Now in flight the group continues to meet to continue to plan and execute joint operations of the in situ instruments on the mission.
Impact Launch of the Solar Orbiter mission with advanced plans to jointly operate the in situ instruments in order to improve the overall science return of the mission
Start Year 2012
 
Description Solar Orbiter In situ Working Group 
Organisation Observatory of Paris
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This group has meet every few months over the last decade in order to discuss and plan the joint operations of the in situ group of instruments on Solar Orbiter. As a key contributor of 3 separate scientific sensors within the SWA consortium, we have been at the forefront of this activity.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes members from all of the institutes that have contributed the 4 in situ instruments on Solar Orbiter. Together we have planned joint operations and produced instruments that have incorporated specific elements or capability to support those plans. Now in flight the group continues to meet to continue to plan and execute joint operations of the in situ instruments on the mission.
Impact Launch of the Solar Orbiter mission with advanced plans to jointly operate the in situ instruments in order to improve the overall science return of the mission
Start Year 2012
 
Description Solar Orbiter In situ Working Group 
Organisation University of Alcalá
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This group has meet every few months over the last decade in order to discuss and plan the joint operations of the in situ group of instruments on Solar Orbiter. As a key contributor of 3 separate scientific sensors within the SWA consortium, we have been at the forefront of this activity.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes members from all of the institutes that have contributed the 4 in situ instruments on Solar Orbiter. Together we have planned joint operations and produced instruments that have incorporated specific elements or capability to support those plans. Now in flight the group continues to meet to continue to plan and execute joint operations of the in situ instruments on the mission.
Impact Launch of the Solar Orbiter mission with advanced plans to jointly operate the in situ instruments in order to improve the overall science return of the mission
Start Year 2012
 
Description Solar Orbiter In situ Working Group 
Organisation University of Kiel
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This group has meet every few months over the last decade in order to discuss and plan the joint operations of the in situ group of instruments on Solar Orbiter. As a key contributor of 3 separate scientific sensors within the SWA consortium, we have been at the forefront of this activity.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes members from all of the institutes that have contributed the 4 in situ instruments on Solar Orbiter. Together we have planned joint operations and produced instruments that have incorporated specific elements or capability to support those plans. Now in flight the group continues to meet to continue to plan and execute joint operations of the in situ instruments on the mission.
Impact Launch of the Solar Orbiter mission with advanced plans to jointly operate the in situ instruments in order to improve the overall science return of the mission
Start Year 2012
 
Description Solar Orbiter Kinetic Physics, Turbulence, Waves and Reconnection Working group 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is an open scientific working group coordinated by members of the above institutes. As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes representatives of other Solar Orbiter instrument teams and is open to participation from any scientists worldwide who have interest in using our data to further their interests in plasma kinetic physics, turbulence, plasma waves, and/or magnetic reconnection
Impact Expect multiple scientific publications on plasma kinetic physics, turbulence, plasma waves, and magnetic reconnection to arise from this collaboration over the next decade.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Solar Orbiter Kinetic Physics, Turbulence, Waves and Reconnection Working group 
Organisation Observatory of Paris
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is an open scientific working group coordinated by members of the above institutes. As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes representatives of other Solar Orbiter instrument teams and is open to participation from any scientists worldwide who have interest in using our data to further their interests in plasma kinetic physics, turbulence, plasma waves, and/or magnetic reconnection
Impact Expect multiple scientific publications on plasma kinetic physics, turbulence, plasma waves, and magnetic reconnection to arise from this collaboration over the next decade.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Solar Orbiter Kinetic Physics, Turbulence, Waves and Reconnection Working group 
Organisation University of Calabria
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is an open scientific working group coordinated by members of the above institutes. As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes representatives of other Solar Orbiter instrument teams and is open to participation from any scientists worldwide who have interest in using our data to further their interests in plasma kinetic physics, turbulence, plasma waves, and/or magnetic reconnection
Impact Expect multiple scientific publications on plasma kinetic physics, turbulence, plasma waves, and magnetic reconnection to arise from this collaboration over the next decade.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Solar Orbiter Shocks and Energetic Particles Working group 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department Goddard Space Flight Center
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This is an open scientific working group coordinated by members of the above institutes. As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes representatives of other Solar Orbiter instrument teams and is open to participation from any scientists worldwide who have interest in using our data to further their interests in collisionless shocks and energetic particles in the solar wind.
Impact Expect multiple scientific publications on collisionless shocks and energetic particles in the solar wind to arise from this collaboration over the next decade.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Solar Orbiter Shocks and Energetic Particles Working group 
Organisation National Observatory of Athens
Country Greece 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is an open scientific working group coordinated by members of the above institutes. As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes representatives of other Solar Orbiter instrument teams and is open to participation from any scientists worldwide who have interest in using our data to further their interests in collisionless shocks and energetic particles in the solar wind.
Impact Expect multiple scientific publications on collisionless shocks and energetic particles in the solar wind to arise from this collaboration over the next decade.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Solar Orbiter Shocks and Energetic Particles Working group 
Organisation Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF)
Country Sweden 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This is an open scientific working group coordinated by members of the above institutes. As principal investigator group for the SWA instrument suite on Solar Orbiter, we provide a key dataset for the scientific studies initiated by this group, including high time resolution measurements of the electron, proton, alpha particle and heavy ion populations in the solar wind.
Collaborator Contribution The group includes representatives of other Solar Orbiter instrument teams and is open to participation from any scientists worldwide who have interest in using our data to further their interests in collisionless shocks and energetic particles in the solar wind.
Impact Expect multiple scientific publications on collisionless shocks and energetic particles in the solar wind to arise from this collaboration over the next decade.
Start Year 2022
 
Description BBC News article 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 International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News article for BBC news online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51420402
 
Description BBC News article 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 International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC news online article on Solar Orbiter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-51420400/living-next-to-our-dynamic-star
 
Description Host and LOC for the Solar Orbiter MADAWG meeting at UCL, September 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Solar Orbiter MADAWG working group aims to bring together the expertise of the international solar and heliospheric community to discuss and forward plans in mission-relevant modelling and data analysis, particularly in magnetic modeling and model validation, to increase the impact of the international efforts in preparation for Solar Orbiter operations, and to coordinate the efforts for the exploitation of the satellite observations. We at UCL hosted the international participants in the September 2019 meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://issues.cosmos.esa.int/solarorbiterwiki/display/SOSP/Modelling+and+Data+Analysis+Working+Grou...
 
Description Interrview in Metro Newspaper 
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 on Solar Orbiter in the Metro newspaper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/10/british-built-solar-orbiter-spacecraft-blasts-off-historic-mission-su...
 
Description Interview for AOL news 
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 Article on Solar Orbiter for AOL news channels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2020/02/07/spacecraft-built-to-probe-sun-a-shows-uka-s-scientific-strengt...
 
Description Interview for BBC Radio 4 PM programme 
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 Radio interview for BBC Radio 4 'PM' programme on the Solar Orbiter mission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000dqz5
 
Description Interview for MSN news 
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 Solar Orbiter on MSN News
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/techandscience/spacecraft-built-to-probe-sun-shows-uks-scientific-str...
 
Description Interview for Yahoo news 
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 Contributions to article on Solar orbiter for Yahoo News
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://uk.news.yahoo.com/spacecraft-built-probe-sun-shows-024546512.html
 
Description Interview for the BBC World Service Radio 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Radio Interview on the Solar orbiter mission for the BBC World Service 'Newshour' Program
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w172wq5575ftqfj
 
Description Interview in the Evening Standard Newspaper 
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 Article on Solar Orbiter for the Evening Standard Newspaper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/solar-orbiter-launch-mission-sun-a4358251.html
 
Description Interview in the Evening Standard Newspaper 
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 Article o Solar Orbiter in the Evening Standard newspaper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/uk-spacecraft-solar-orbiter-sun-a4357916.html
 
Description Interview in the Telegraph Newspaper 
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 Article on Solar Orbiter in the Telegraph newspaper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/02/09/prehistoric-cave-paintings-helping-scientists-discover-s...
 
Description Interview in the Telegraph Newspaper 
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 the Solar Orbiter mission for the Telegraph newspaper
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 in the Times Newspaper 
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 Newspaper interview on the Solar Orbiter mission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/british-built-spacecraft-to-study-origin-of-solar-winds-bbsd33qxw
 
Description Media Post on UCL News 
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 Media post on UCL news channels focussing on UCL's involvement in Solar Orbiter.

We note that UKSA reports it can identify 266 media articles relating to the launch of Solar Orbiter, with an estimated reach to 50 million people in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2020/feb/sun-explorer-spacecraft-launches-successfully
 
Description Multiple broadcasts on Solar Orbiter Launch on various Eurpoean and Worldwide Channels 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviews on the Solar Orbiter launch broadcast and disseminated across various european and international media channels including:
https://www.elperiodico.com/es/ciencia/20200208/una-sonda-se-prepara-para-observar-los-polos-del-sol-7839489 (Spain)
https://www.bbc.com/portuguese/geral-51442414 (Brazil)
https://www.bbc.com/indonesia/dunia-51440366 (Indonesia)
https://www.rtp.pt/noticias/mundo/solar-orbiter-descola-para-capturar-os-polos-do-sol_n1204204 (Portugal)
https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/radio/im-gespraech/Solar-Orbiter-gestartet-der-Sonne-ganz-nah,solar-orbiter-gestartet-der-sonne-ganz-nah-100.html (Germany)
https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/heute-in-deutschland/heute---in-deutschland-clip-5-1626.html (Germany)
https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/heute-journal/bilderbuchstart-fuer-sonnensonde-100.html (Germany)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/heute-journal/bilderbuchstart-fuer-sonnensonde-100.html
 
Description Organisation of the 2nd UK Solar Orbiter Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The UK Solar Orbiter Workshop brought together the expertise of the UK solar community in magnetic modelling and model validation, to increase the UK impact on the international efforts in preparation for Solar Orbiter operations, and to coordinate the UK efforts for the exploitation of the satellite observations.
All members of the UK solar physics community interested in the Solar Orbiter mission goals were encouraged to attend.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://sites.google.com/view/ukso-19
 
Description Solar Orbiter Science Briefing at ESA social media event, ESOC, Germany 
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 organised a social media space event associated with the launch of Solar Orbiter. This was attended by 40 social media influencers and enthusiasts who were especially selected and invited. A member of the SWA team provided the general science briefing for the mission and discussed and answered questions on the mission with the assembled social media enthusiasts. The activity produced very extensive coverage on social media channels, and has generated many requests for follow-up information on these channels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description TV interview for BBC News at 6 
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 BBC news interview on the Solar Orbiter Mission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000f2gn
 
Description TV interview for BBC World News 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview after the launch of Solar Orbiter broadcast on BBC World News
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk to Ewell Astronomical Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on Solar ORbiter nad its early results to the Ewell Astronomy Society. About 25 people in person, and a similar number connecting online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021