Appourchaux, T and Liewer, P and Watt, M and Alexander, D and Andretta, V and Auchere, F and D'Arrigo, P and Ayon, J and Corbard, T and Fineschi, S and Finsterle, W and Floyd, L and Garbe, G and Gizon, L and Hassler, D and Harra, L and Kosovichev, A and Leibacher, J and Leipold, M and Murphy, N and Maksimovic, M and Martinez-Pillet, V and Matthews, BSA and Mewaldt, R and Moses, D and Newmark, J and Regnier, S and Schmutz, W and Socker, D and Spadaro, D and Stuttard, M and Trosseille, C and Ulrich, R and Velli, M and Vourlidas, A and Wimmer-Schweingruber, CR and Zurbuchen, T (2008) POLAR Investigation of the Sun - POLARIS. 10.1007/s10686-008-9107-8.
Full text not available from this repository.
The POLAR Investigation of the Sun (POLARIS) mission uses a combination of a gravity assist and solar sail propulsion to place a spacecraft in a 0.48 AU circular orbit around the Sun with an inclination of 75 degrees with respect to solar equator. This challenging orbit is made possible by the challenging development of solar sail propulsion. This first extended view of the high-latitude regions of the Sun will enable crucial observations not possible from the ecliptic viewpoint or from Solar Orbiter. While Solar Orbiter would give the first glimpse of the high latitude magnetic field and flows to probe the solar dynamo, it does not have sufficient viewing of the polar regions to achieve POLARIS' primary objective : determining the relation between the magnetism and dynamics of the Sun's polar regions and the solar cycle.
|Title:||POLAR Investigation of the Sun - POLARIS|
|Additional information:||23 pages, 14 figures, 4 tables, Accepted by Experimental Astronomy|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Space and Climate Physics|
Archive Staff Only: edit this record