Personal Statement How Do I Start Personal Statement Contributions To Diversity Personal Statement Dentistry Personal Statement Definition Personal Statement To Explain Low Gpa Personal Statement For Cv Personal Statement For Law School Personal Statement For Scholarship Personal Statement For Nursing Personal Statement To Get Into University Personal Statement To Get Into Law School Personal Statement Geography Personal Statement To Harvard Personal Statement To Hku Personal Statement To High School Personal Statement Heading Personal Statement History Personal Statement Hobbies Personal Statement How To Start It Personal Statement How To End It Personal Statement To Include In A Cv Personal Statement What To Include Personal Statement Things To Include Personal Statement Introduction Personal Statement To Judge Personal Statement Jokes Personal Statement Joint Honours Personal Statement Johns Hopkins Personal Statement Japanese Personal Statement King#39s College London Personal Statement Kitchen Assistant Personal Statement Ks4 Personal Statement Kinesiology Personal Statement To Law School Personal Statement To Lse Personal Statement How Many Lines Personal Statement Letter To University Personal Statement Letter To College Personal Statement How Many Words Personal Statement How Many Characters Personal Statement To Medical School Personal Statement To Mba Personal Statement How Many Paragraphs Personal Statement To Medicine Personal Statement What To Mention Personal Statement To Notre Dame Personal Statement Nothing To Write Personal Statement Nqt Personal Statement Nutrition Personal Statement To Oxford Personal Statement To Oxbridge Personal Statement Of Faith Personal Statement To Phd Personal Statement Prompts Personal Statement Plan Personal Statement Postgraduate Personal Statement Primary Teaching Personal Statement Quantity Surveying Personal Statement Quotations Personal Statement Returning To School Personal Statement Resume Personal Statement How To Start Personal Statement To Study Abroad Personal Statement To Study Law Personal Statement To Stanford Personal Statement To Transfer Personal Statement To The Court Personal Statement To The University Personal Statement To The Uk Personal Statement Teaching Personal Statement How To Write University Personal Statement To University Personal Statement To Uk Personal Statement To Ucla Personal Statement To Ucl Personal Statement Volunteer Work Personal Statement Video Personal Statement Vs College Essay Personal Statement Vocabulary Personal Statement Vs Letter Of Intent Personal Statement How To Write Personal Mission Statement How To Write Personal History Statement How To Write Medicine Personal Statement How To Write College Personal Statement How To Write Phd Personal Statement How To Write Personal Statement To Work Personal Statement Xin H#x1ecdc B#x1ed5ng Personal Statement Youth Work Personal Statement Young Enterprise Personal Statement Youtube Personal Statement Zako#x144czenie Eras Personal Statement How Long College Personal Statement How Long Cv Personal Statement How Long Personal History Statement How Long Personal Statement How Long Does It Have To Be Personal Statement Short And Long Term Goals College Application Personal Statement How Long How Long Does A Personal Statement Have To Be For Law School How Long Does A Personal Statement Have To Be For College Brief Personal Statement How Long Personal Statement Cal State Long Beach Personal Statement How Long Can It Be Dental School Personal Statement How Long Graduate School Personal Statement How Long Personal Statement How Long Should It Be Personal Statement For Long Island University Medical School Personal Statement How Long Should It Be How Long Is Personal Statement For Dental School How Long Is Personal Statement For Graduate School How Long Is Personal Statement For College Personal Statement How Long Law School Medical School Personal Statement How Long Personal Statement Too Long Personal Statement How To Finish Personal Statement How To Sell Yourself Personal Statement For University How Long Should It Be Personal Statement High School Senior Personal Statements High School Students Uc Personal Statement How To Start Personal Statement How To Get Started How To Start Personal Statement Prompt 2 How To Start A 300 Word Personal Statement Personal Statement Start With A Quote How To Start A Personal Statement How To Start A Personal Statement For University How To Start A Personal Statement For College How To Start A Personal Statement For Uni How To Start A Personal Statement Essay How To Start A Personal Statement For Grad School How To Start A Personal Statement For Medical School Personal Statement How To Begin How To Start A Personal Statement Business How To Start College Personal Statement How To Start Personal Statement Cv Personal Statement How To Do How To Start Dentistry Personal Statement Personal Statement How To End How To Start Personal Statement Essay How To Start Personal Statement For University How To Start Personal Statement For College How To Start Personal Statement For Grad School How To Start Personal Statement For Uni Personal Statement Good Start How To Start Personal Statement Graduate School How To Start Personal Statement Introduction How To Start A Personal Statement In A Cv How To Start A Personal Statement Intro How To Start A Personal Statement For Internship How To Start A Personal Statement Of Interest Personal Statement Starting Lines How To Start Law Personal Statement How To Start Personal Statement Law School How To Start A Personal Statement Letter Medicine Personal Statement How To Start Medical School Personal Statement How To Start How To Start My Personal Statement How To Start My Personal Statement For University How To Start Personal Mission Statement How To Start Nursing Personal Statement Personal Statement How To Start Off Personal Statement At Start Of Cv How To Start Off Personal Statement For College How To Start On Personal Statement How To Start Of A Personal Statement For College How To Start Of A Personal Statement Essay Personal Statement Start Quote Personal Statement Starting Sentence How To Start Personal Statement Scholarship How To Start A Strong Personal Statement How To Start A Sociology Personal Statement How To Start A Short Personal Statement Personal Statement At The Start Of A Cv How To Start The Personal Statement How To Start The Personal Statement Essay How To Start The Uc Personal Statement How To Start University Personal Statement How To Start Uni Personal Statement Personal Statement Start With Quote Personal Statement Where To Start How To Start Writing Personal Statement How To Start Writing Your Personal Statement How To Start A Personal Statement With A Bang How To Start Writing My Personal Statement How To Start Writing A Personal Statement For Law School How To Start Writing A Personal Statement For Grad School How To Start Writing A Personal Statement For College How To Start Your Personal Statement How To Start Your Personal Statement For University How To Start Your Personal Statement For Medical School How To Start Your Personal Statement For Graduate School How To Start Your Personal Statement For Uni How To Start Your Personal Statement For Cv How To Start Your Personal Statement For Midwifery How To Start A Personal Statement Zoology Personal Statement Help For College Personal Statement For College Admission Personal Statement For Community College Personal Statement For Cambridge College Personal Statement For Columbia College Personal Statement For Chiropractic College Personal Statement For Design College Help For Personal Statement For College Personal Statement For Graduate College Personal Statement For College Interview Personal Statement For College Introduction Personal Statement For Imperial College Personal Statement For College Leaver Personal Statement For Music College Personal Statement For Medical College Admission Help With My Personal Statement For College Personal Statement For College Of Charleston Personal Statement For College Psychology Personal Statement For College Prompt Personal Statement For Residential College Personal Statement For Royal College Of Art Help With Personal Statement For College Help Writing Personal Statement For College Application Personal Statement Internal Medicine Fellowship Usmle Personal Statement Internal Medicine Personal Statement Preliminary Internal Medicine Personal Statement About Internal Medicine Writing A Personal Statement For Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Best Personal Statement Internal Medicine Personal Statement Drexel Personal Statement For Preliminary Internal Medicine Best Personal Statement For Internal Medicine Good Internal Medicine Personal Statement Internal Medicine Personal Statement Help Personal Statement Internal Medicine Img Personal Statement In Internal Medicine Capitalize Internal Medicine In Personal Statement Internal Medicine Personal Statement Mcgill Internal Medicine Personal Statement Medfools Personal Statement Of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Pediatrics Personal Statement Internal Medicine Prelim Personal Statement Internal Medicine Preliminary Year Personal Statement How To Write Personal Statement Internal Medicine Writing Personal Statement Internal Medicine Why Internal Medicine Personal Statement Personal Statement Introduction Business Personal Statement Essay Intro Intro To Personal Statement For Grad School Intro For Personal Statement Graduate School Personal Statement Intro Interesting Personal Statement Intro Law Personal Statement Intro Law School Personal Statement Intro Personal Statement Introduction Music Medical Personal Statement Intro Personal Mission Statement Intro Medical School Personal Statement Intro Nursing Personal Statement Intro Intro Of Personal Statement Personal Statement Intro Paragraph Pharmacy Personal Statement Intro Psychology Personal Statement Intro Grad School Personal Statement Intro How To Write Personal Statement Intro University Personal Statement Intro Personal Statement Good Introduction Personal Statement Introduction Engineering Personal Statement Introduction For Teaching Personal Statement Introduction Help Personal Statement Introduction Medicine Personal Statement Introduction Paragraph Personal Statement Introduction Sentence Personal Statement Introduce Yourself Indiana University Bloomington Personal Statement Personal Statement For Indiana University Indiana University Law School Personal Statement University Of Indiana Personal Statement Indiana State University Personal Statement Personal Statement In Cv Personal Statement In Cv For Graduate Good Personal Statement In Cv Personal Statement In A Resume Personal Statement In A Cv Good Personal Statement In A Cv Personal Statement Cv Bar Work Personal Statement Cv Business Personal Branding Statement In Resume Personal Statement Cv Customer Service Personal Statement Cv Cabin Crew Personal Statement Cv Doctor Personal Statement Graphic Design Resume Personal Statement Design Cv Personal Statement Resume Engineer Personal Statement Cv Engineering Personal Statement Cv Education Personal Statement Cv For Students Personal Statement Cv For Retail Personal Statement Cv Guardian Personal Statement Cv Good Personal Statement Gp Cv Personal Statement Cv Help Personal Statement Cv Hospitality How To Write Personal Statement In Resume

Lockheed Martin-Built Instruments Ready for Launch on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

February 3, 2010 by · Comment
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, space, Syndicated Industry News 
Lockheed Martin-Built Instruments Ready for Launch on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

February 3, 2010 9:03:00 AM

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb 03, 2010 -- Two state-of-the art solar instruments built at the Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto are awaiting launch on Feb. 9, 2010 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA), a suite of four telescopes, will provide an unprecedented view of the solar corona, taking images that span at least 1.3 solar diameters in multiple wavelengths nearly simultaneously, at a resolution of about one arc-second and at a cadence of ten seconds or better. The Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI), designed in collaboration with Professor Philip Scherrer, HMI Principal Investigator, and other scientists at Stanford University, will study the origin of solar variability and attempt to characterize and understand the Sun's interior and magnetic activity.
"This is a very significant step for the solar physics community. Having AIA on the launch pad means we're getting very close to the time when this instrument will be providing the kind of data we need to unravel mysteries of the Sun that have been just beyond our grasp," said physicist - and Principal Investigator of AIA - Dr. Alan Title of the ATC. "Looking at the full Sun in a broad range of temperature bands every 10 seconds will give us unprecedented insight into the processes that determine the evolution of the corona."

The AIA will produce data required for quantitative studies of the evolving coronal magnetic field, and the plasma it holds, both in quiescent phases and during flares and eruptions. The primary goal of the AIA Science Investigation is to use these data, together with data from other SDO instruments and from other observatories, to significantly improve our understanding of the physics behind the activity displayed by the Sun's atmosphere, which drives space weather in the heliosphere and in planetary environments. Ultimately, it is hoped that the greater understanding gained of the observed processes will guide development of advanced forecasting tools needed by the user community of the Living With a Star (LWS) program.

"HMI combined with our partner instruments on SDO - the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly and the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment - will provide us with the data needed to first learn if predictions of solar activity are possible," said Professor Scherrer. "Then, if we and our colleagues in the solar physics community are clever enough, we'll actually develop forecast methods. This is an exciting time for studying the Sun and its impact on the Earth."

The primary goal of the HMI investigation on SDO is to study the origin of solar variability and to characterize and understand the Sun's interior and magnetic activity. Because of the turbulence in the convection zone near the surface, the Sun is figuratively ringing like a bell. By studying these oscillations of the visible surface of the Sun, considerable insight can be gained into the processes inside. In effect the solar turbulence is analogous to earthquakes, in a manner similar to how seismologists can learn about the interior of the Earth by studying the waves generated in an earthquake. HMI's helioseismologists learn about the structure, temperature and flows in the solar interior.

"HMI will provide us with sonograms of the Sun that will show us sunspots and magnetic fields before they appear on the visible surface," added Dr. Alan Title - co-investigator on HMI. "We'll even be able to see through the Sun and be aware of the birth of spots on the side facing away from us, allowing us to be ready for them as they rotate into our view. Moreover, HMI's high spatial resolution and full-Sun coverage will give us much more time to study magnetic field evolution in detail."

HMI will produce data necessary to determine the interior sources and mechanisms of solar variability and how the physical processes inside the Sun are related to surface magnetic field and activity. Because HMI can measure the strength and direction of the magnetic field on the surface, more precise estimates of the coronal magnetic field are possible. In addition, HMI observations will clarify the relationships between internal solar dynamics and magnetic activity, providing a better understanding of solar variability and its effects. The knowledge gained will enable a major advance in the development of a reliable predictive capability for solar flares and coronal mass ejections.

Solar scientists will use the third instrument on SDO - the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE) - to measure the Sun's brightness in the most variable and unpredictable part of the solar spectrum. The extreme ultraviolet, or EUV, ranges in wavelength from 0.1 to 105 nm. EVE will collect spectra over a broad EUV to UV range from the entire Sun. EVE and AIA will be able together to establish how local events like flares affect the entire solar spectrum.

The goal of SDO is to understand - striving towards a predictive capability - the solar variations that influence life on Earth and humanity's technological systems. The mission seeks to determine how the Sun's magnetic field is generated and structured, and how this stored magnetic energy is converted and released into the heliosphere and geospace in the form of solar wind, energetic particles, and variations in the solar irradiance.

Flying in a geosynchronous orbit, SDO will observe the Sun 24 hours a day without interruption, and downlink its data to the Science Operations Center at Stanford University. Quick look data will be available in near real time for assessment of current solar weather. Processed data will be available to both scientists and the general public as soon as its quality can be evaluated - usually on the order of a day. Public tools for searching the SDO database and for creating a variety of movies will be available.

SDO is the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the Sun and its dynamic behavior. SDO will provide better quality, more comprehensive science data faster than any NASA spacecraft currently studying the Sun and its processes. SDO will unlock the secrets of how our nearest star sustains life on Earth, affects the planets of our solar system and beyond.

SDO is the first mission and crown jewel in a fleet of NASA missions to study our Sun. The mission is the cornerstone of a NASA science program called Living With a Star (LWS). The goal of the LWS Program is to develop the scientific understanding necessary to address those aspects of the Sun and solar system that directly affect life and society.

SDO will study how solar activity is created and how space weather results from that activity. Measurements of the Sun's interior, magnetic field, the hot plasma of the solar corona, and the irradiance will help meet the objectives of the SDO mission. SDO is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for the agency's Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC.

The Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory at the ATC has a 47-year-long heritage of spaceborne solar instruments including the Soft X-ray Telescope on the Japanese Yohkoh satellite, the Michelson Doppler Imager on the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, the solar telescope on NASA's Transition Region and Coronal Explorer, the Solar X-ray Imager on the GOES-N and O environmental satellites, the Focal Plane Package on Hinode and an Extreme Ultraviolet Imager on each of the two spacecraft in NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory. The laboratory also conducts basic research into understanding and predicting space weather and the behavior of the Sun including its impacts on Earth and climate.

The ATC is the research and development organization of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC). LMSSC, a major operating unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, designs and develops, tests, manufactures and operates a full spectrum of advanced-technology systems for national security and military, civil government and commercial customers. Chief products include human space flight systems; a full range of remote sensing, navigation, meteorological and communications satellites and instruments; space observatories and interplanetary spacecraft; laser radar; ballistic missiles; missile defense systems; and nanotechnology research and development.

Technorati Tags:
,



U.S. Department of Defense Invests In Prostrate Cancer Treatment

The U.S. Department of Defense/Prostrate Cancer Research Program (DoD/PCRP) gave a grant of just over $1.5 million dollars to SRI International to support pre-clinical studies of the non-profit organization’s agents that might be able to develop into drugs to treat prostate cancer. This grant follows an earlier one that had led to some positive results utilizing plant products.

The U.S. defense budget contains a great deal of novel R&D efforts and a lot of funding. Congress has used it to fund breast and other cancer and disease prevention and treatment research. Obviously the military has a great deal invested in their human capital and medical treatment and this funding helps in those areas. SRI International is a spin-off of Stanford University specializing in sponsored research for government, businesses and foundations.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

>