LWS Institutes: Pathways for Reducing Risk to Aviation and Satellite Operations

Wednesday, 15 January 2020: 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
153B (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
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Kendra Greb, UCAR, Boulder, CO
Madhulika Guhathakurta, Ames Research Center, Director's Office, Mountain View, CA
Matthew Hejduk, Astrorum Consulting, Waco, TX; Kathleen Malone, American Airlines, Orange County, CA and Alec Robinson, American Airlines, Director's Office, Orange County, CA
W. Kent Tobiska, Space Environment Technologies, Space Weather Division, Pacific Palisades, CA and Yongliang Zhang, Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins Univ., Space Department / Geospace & Earth Science, Laurel, MD

The NASA Living With A Star Institutes, sponsored by UCAR, will present a joint panel on the current state and future directions of aviation radiation and atmospheric drag and how to better understand  and mitigate space weather related risks. These include the radiation environment created by extrasolar, solar, and magnetospheric charged particles at the surface through aviation and commercial space altitudes up to low Earth orbit. In addition, changes in upper atmosphere densities affecting satellite orbits due to dynamic solar and geomagnetic conditions are included in the panel discussion. Panel members will broadly overview the current state of space weather risks to our technology from environmental sources and identify the tall tentpoles of poorly constrained challenges. In addition, industry stakeholders will be invited to participate in this discussion.

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