NASA announces breakthrough in space weather forecasting

08/11/05

Media telecon

Researchers from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center's Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL) will present new findings on space weather during a media teleconference on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. EDT.

Scientists funded by NASA's Living With a Star program have made a significant discovery that will help everyone from satellite operators and airlines to astronauts living and working in space

Reporters should call: 877/891-6970; provide the passcode "Space Weather." At the start of the briefing, images and graphics supporting the conference will be posted on the Internet at: http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/solarsystem/clear_weather.html

Briefing Participants:

  • Dr. Richard Fisher, Director, NASA Sun-Solar System Connection Division, Washington
  • Dr. Karel Schrijver, Senior Staff Physicist, Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Palo Alto, Calif.
  • Dr. Marc DeRosa, Research Physicist, Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Palo Alto, Calif.
  • Joseph Kunches, NOAA Space Environment Center, Boulder, Colo.

Source: Eurekalert & others

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