Abstract Details

Name: Dibyendu Nandi
Affiliation: Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India, IISER Kolkata
Conference ID: ASI2017_1366
Title : The Science Case for Solar and Space Weather Observations from Lagrange Point L5 in Space
Authors and Co-Authors : Dibyendu Nandy (1), Dipankar Banerjee (1,2), S.P. Rajaguru (1,2), K. Sankarasubramanian (1,3), A.K. Srivastava (1, 4), Nandita Srivastava (1,5), Prasad Subramanian (1,6), Durgesh Tripathi (1,7) 1. Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India, IISER Kolkata, 2. Indian Institute of Astrophysics, 3. Indian Space Research Organization, 4. Indian Institute of Technology-BHU, 5. Udaipur Solar Observatory, PRL, 6. IISER Pune, 7. Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Abstract Type : Oral
Abstract Category : Sun and the Solar System
Abstract : Here we present the scientific case for comprehensive solar observations from Lagrange point L5, a location which provides uninterrupted views of the Sun-Earth system thus enabling system-wide Sun-Earth science. Given that on-disk solar magnetic features observed at L5 rotate in 4-5 days to the Sun-Earth line, solar observations from L5 could also lead to predictions of geo-effective space weather events well in advance. Possible synergy with the Aditya-L1 mission – which is currently under development – is discussed. Taken together, these vantage points in space can provide unprecedented space weather diagnostics of benefit to India and the world.