For the first time, SSL will have its own booth at the Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting, from Monday, December 11, through Thursday, December 14, at the Moscone Center. AGU is expected to have more than 25,000 attendees from over one hundred countries and the theme is Wide Open Science. SSL scientists will be […]
EnduroSat, the Space Sciences Laboratory at UC Berkeley, and NASA have partnered to launch the PADRE mission, a CubeSat that will study the Sun in hard X-rays. The mission is scheduled to launch in 2025 and will help scientists to better understand solar activity, solar flares, and space weather.The PADRE science instruments will be hosted […]
In an article on June 28th, the Washington Post tried to allay recent concerns—hyped on social media—about the impact of future solar storms. A typical scary narrative foretells “magnetic fields unleashed by a solar superstorm rip through Earth’s magnetosphere, sending currents surging through human infrastructure…We look up from our phones and computers to catch a […]
The solar PolArization and Directivity X-Ray Experiment (PADRE) is NASA cubesat mission to study and dicepher the secrets of the Sun.
The Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager (FOXSI) is the first solar-dedicated NASA-sounding rocket experiment that performs imaging spectroscopy in hard X-rays (HXRs) using direct focusing techniques. FOXSI has improved the sensitivity and imaging dynamic range by orders of magnitude compared to its predecessors (e.g., RHESSI), demonstrated in three successful flights (2012, 2014, and 2018).
SSL hosts the most comprehensive, single, archive of the in-situ Helios 1 and 2 data along with previously unavailable documentation on the different spacecraft instruments and their operation, datasets, and early data processing.
Launched on Aug. 12, 2018, Parker Solar Probe will provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to our ability to forecast major space-weather events that impact life on Earth.
The balloon-borne Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for Solar flares (GRIPS) instrument will provide a near-optimal combination of high-resolution imaging, spectroscopy, and polarimetry of solar-flare gamma-ray/hard X-ray emissions from ~20 keV to >~10 MeV.
CGEM Coronal Global Evolutionary Model CGEM is a NASA/NSF funded Living With a Star Strategic Capability between UC Berkeley, Stanford University and Lockheed Martin Space and Astrophysics Laboratory. CGEM’s goal is to improve our understanding of the corona of the Sun — to develop and evaluate a model for the evolution of its magnetic field. The […]