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NASA’s SunRISE Mission- To Study Giant Solar Particles Storm

Published on April 03, 2020
Current Context: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that they have selected the proposed Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE) mission to
NASA’s SunRISE Mission- To Study Giant Solar Particles Storm
study how the Sun creates and releases giant solar particle storms which is also known as giant space weather storms into the planetary space.
  • The mission will further help scientists to understand how the solar system works. It will also help to protect future astronauts from solar storms while going to the Moon or Mars mission by proving them better information on how the Sun’s radiation affects the space environment in which they travel.
  • The mission is to deploy six CubeSats in Geosynchronous orbit and it led by the Justin Kasper University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. It is also managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL).
  • SunRISE is a mission that is comprised of 6 CubeSats using the 6U configuration. The mission only requires 5 but uses 6 as redundancy.SunRISE is proposed to launch as a rideshare mission on a commercial satellite built by Maxar. It will likely launch on a commercial rocket. Attached by a Payload Orbital Delivery System (PODS), it will deploy the 6 CubeSats in a Geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO). It will then be stationed about 10 Kilometers apart. Then it will be placed in a passive formation and will drift in the GEO. Once it is in operation it will be operated by JPL for a 12-month mission.

Static part:

  • HQ of NASA: Washington D.C. United States


Q.1 Name the mission that was launched by NASA to study giant solar particle storms?
a. SunEnergy
b. SunSolar
c. SunRise


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