Farewell SOLAR!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 from to (UTC)
at Space Pole ( Meridian Room )
3, av. Circulaire 1180 Brussels Belgium
Description

With the support of ESA and BELSPO, B.USOC is organizing a public event in Brussels to witness the final deactivation of SOLAR and to share memories with all actors involved in the adventure.

SOLAR is an external payload facility on the Columbus Laboratory dedicated to the Sun monitoring and hosting three instruments: SOVIM, SOLSPEC and SOL-ACES. SOLAR was launched on February 2008 aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis in the frame of mission STS-122 that has delivered the Columbus Laboratory to the International Space Station. 

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Support Email: solar_event@busoc.be Telephone: +32 2 373 04 41
Go to day
  • Wednesday, 15 February 2017
    • 09:30 - 10:00 Doors open: Welcome Coffee
    • 10:00 - 10:35 Welcome and Introduction
      Conveners: Pierre Coquay (BELSPO), Dr. Didier Fussen (IASB), Dr. Alain Hauchecorne (CNRS-LATMOS)
    • 10:35 - 11:00 Witness SOLAR final deactivation
    • 11:00 - 11:20 The SOLAR Observatory on ISS/Columbus - The Context
      Convener: Astrid Orr (ESA)
    • 11:20 - 11:30 SolACES, an introduction from Gerhard Schmidtke
      Convener: Gerhard Schmidtke (IPM Fraunhofer)
    • 11:30 - 12:00 9 years of SOLAR operations
      Conveners: Ms. Alice Michel (BIRA), Saliha Klaï (Space Applications Services)
    • 12:00 - 12:35 SOLAR from Conceptual Design to Space
      Convener: Stefano Masiello (Thales Alenia Space Italia)
    • 12:35 - 12:45 Space to Ground Call from Thomas Pesquet
    • 12:45 - 13:45 Buffet Lunch
      and media opportunities for individual interviews
    • 13:45 - 14:00 Group Picture
    • 14:00 - 14:30 SOLAR/SOLSPEC: from its integration and calibration, to the nine years of exceptional solar spectral irradiance measurements onboard the ISS
      Convener: Mr. David Bolsée (BIRA-IASB)
    • 14:30 - 15:00 SolACES: Monitoring of solar EUV radiation and absolute calibration in space
      Convener: Robert Schäfer (IPM Fraunhofer)
    • 15:00 - 15:20 Coffee Break
    • 15:20 - 15:40 SOLAR from Conceptual Design to Space (part 2)
      Convener: Stefano Masiello (Thales Alenia Space Italia)
    • 15:40 - 16:00 9 years of SOLAR Operations - Technical Challenges
      Conveners: Geraldine Marien (Space Applications Services), Denis Van Hoof (Space Applications Services)
    • 16:00 - 18:00 Farewell Drink
    • 19:30 - 21:30 Social Dinner ( Le Relais St Job )
      (not sponsored)