Space environment measurements by JAXA satellites and ISS/JEM

Takahiro Obara, Haruhisa Matsumoto, Kiyokazu Koga

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Abstract

In order to monitor space environment and its temporal variations, JAXA Space Environment Group has been developing space radiation detectors as well as magnetometers and installing them on Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) satellites, Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) satellite, Quasi Zenith Orbit (QZO) satellite and Japanese Experimental Module (JEM) of the International Space Station (ISS). We are using these space environment data to know the situation of space environment and to provide warning messages to the satellite operators as well as ISS/JEM manager, when the space environment will be harmful. Based on our observation data, we also have constructed an advanced electron belt model for the use in satellite manufacturing. With space radiation data obtained by JAXA satellites and ISS, some findings related to the space radiation environment have been obtained. We will review our activities related to the space environment research and development in JAXA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalActa Astronautica
Volume71
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Space environment
  • Space radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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