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  • Identify and characterise the solar wind reconnection physics in current sheets with thickness down to the ion scales and smaller (Huttunen et al., 2007; Chen et al., 2007). [not necessarily at pelihelion]


Operational requirements table: 


YES / NO / Not required / MAYBE / GOOD TO HAVE / NUMBERS
Duration of the observationsA few minutes.Difficult to plan.
PerihelionNot necessarily. 
RS windowNoIS only
High latitudeGood to have 
Solar cycle dependenceGood to have 
Radial dependenceYes 
Linkage scienceNo 
Multiple orbitsGood to have 
Far side observationsNo 
Earth observationsNo 
EMC QuietYes 
SPPGood to have 
InstrumentsSWA, MAG, RPW

IS only


Required observations:


  • A few minutes.

Other constraints:

  • Not necessarily at perihelion.

Other remarks: