SunRISE NASA’s New Launch mission to study the Giiant Solar Particle Storms

SunRISE NASA’s New Launch mission to study the Giiant Solar Particle Storms

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SunRISE NASA’s New Launch mission to study the Giiant Solar Particle Storms

What is Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE)?

  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) is going to launch its new mission called the Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE)
  • SunRISE is a very large radio telescope
  • SunRISE mission is to study how the sun generates & releases the giant space weather storms(solar particle storms) into planetary space.

Technical information about SunRISE?

  • Having 6 CubeSats, where each is about the size of a toaster oven, observes radio images of low-frequency emission from solar activity and shares them through NASA’s Deep Space Network.
  • The constellation of CubeSats will fly within 6 miles(9.6kms) of each other above the earth’s atmosphere so as not to block the SunRISE’s observed radio signals.
  • The 6 cubeSats together form a 3D map; it shows where the giant particle erupts in the sun form and how they evolve when expanded outward into space.
  • It will help decide what initiatives & accelerates these giant jets of radiation.
  • For the 1st time 6 individual spacecraft will also work together to pattern the magnetic field lines reaching from the Sun out into interplanetary space.

Important points to remember?

  • This helps in protecting the astronauts that travel to the moon & mars by providing better information on how the Sun’s radiation affects the space environment in which they travel.
  • Justin Kasper at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor & also managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) led the mission

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