Services for Space Mission support within the ESA Space Situational Awareness Space Weather Service Network
De Donder, E.
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Spacecraft operations are by nature complex and every satellite's operational environment poses a range of potential risks, often a unique combination for a given orbit. The implications of interruptions of operations, data transfer and service provision, are serious, both in terms of cost and capability, thus it is imperative to mitigate against all operational risks to the fullest extent possible. In the frame of its Space Situational Awareness (SSA) programme, the European Space Agency (ESA) is establishing a Space Weather Service Network to support end-users, in a wide range of affected sectors, in mitigating the effects of space weather on their systems, reducing costs and improving reliability. This service network is currently in a test and validation phase and encourages user engagement and feedback. The network is organised around five Expert Service Centres (ESCs) focusing on Solar Weather, Heliospheric Weather, Space Radiation Environment, Ionospheric Weather and Geomagnetic Conditions. Each ESC is connecting different expert groups, federating their space weather products, and ensuring the quality and consistency of the provided information. The service network also includes a central Data Centre and the SSA Space Weather Coordination Centre (SSCC). In this presentation we give an overview of the current status of the network (http://swe.ssa.esa.int/), the targeted end-user groups and Expert Service Centres with a focus on the space community.
CitationDe Donder, E.; Crosby, N.; Kruglanski, M.; Andries, J.; Devos, A.; Perry, C.; Borries, C.; Martini, D.; Glover, A.; Luntama, J.-P. (2016). Services for Space Mission support within the ESA Space Situational Awareness Space Weather Service Network. , 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Satellite & Space Missions, July 21-23, 2016 Berlin, Germany,