Solar Orbiter first data release

October 1, 2020, from Yannis Zouganelis

On September 30, ESA released the first science data from the Solar Orbiter mission launched on 10 February 2020. This release concerns data from the in-situ payload that entered its science phase on 15 June 2020, when the spacecraft was at its first perihelion at 0.51 astronomical units. Calibrated data from the instruments EPD (Energetic Particle Detector), MAG (Magnetometer) and RPW (Radio and Plasma Waves) are publicly available, while data from the SWA instrument (Solar Wind Analyser) will become public later this year. The remote-sensing payload will start its science phase in November 2021.

All data are available via the ESA Solar Orbiter Archive: http://soar.esac.esa.int/soar/.

In the future, new calibrated science data will be made available at the latest three months after their reception on the ground, following the open-data philosophy of the mission.

For more information, feel free to contact the instruments’ Principal Investigators:

EPD (Energetic Particle Detector) PI: Javier Rodríguez-Pacheco, University of Alcalà, Spain, fsrodriguez@uah.es
MAG (Magnetometer) PI: Tim Horbury, Imperial College London, UK, t.horbury@imperial.ac.uk
RPW (Radio and Plasma Waves) PI: Milan Maksimovic, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, France, milan.maksimovic@obspm.fr
SWA (Solar Wind Analyser) PI: Chris Owen, MSSL, University College London, UK, c.owen@ucl.ac.uk

For mission-level questions, please contact:

Daniel Müller (ESA Project Scientist): daniel.mueller@esa.int
Yannis Zouganelis (ESA Deputy Project Scientist): yannis.zouganelis@esa.int

For questions about the Solar Orbiter Archive, please contact the Archive Scientist, Pedro Osuna (Pedro.Osuna@sciops.esa.int).

http://soar.esac.esa.int/soar/


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