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Main science programs

source: UM excerpt Jan 2015


SoloHI UM - SSD-DOC-SOLOHI-013 Rev. B draft 5 

The SoloHI baseline observing program will be defined to repeat for each occurrence of the same unique orbit (i.e. each orbit of the trajectory within the same resonance with Venus). Therefore, a SoloHI baseline observing program will be defined for each orbit phase in NMP/EMP and will be executed for all orbits within that resonance. 

Example of such an orbit plan is below:

Observing modes - Example plan Use case#images / dayScience data volume / daySoloHI data rateObserving duration / orbit 
    estimate (Gbits) estimate(kbits/s)(days) example
Perihelion programs: 0.28-0.29 AU    

SoloHI Solar Wind Turbulence @perihelion



SoloHI Shock Formation @perihelion


Near-Perihelion programs: 0.29-0.36 AU    
SoloHI Near-perihelion Synoptic Program  3481.6920.35
SoloHI Solar Wind Turbulence Near-perihelion  7501.9423.22
SoloHI Shock Formation Near-perihelion  5162.4529.32
Far-Perihelion programs: 

0.36-0.42 AU

SoloHI Far-Perihelion Synoptic Program  1321.6419.77
Southern Latitude Out-of-ecliptic programs: 0.5-0.7 AU    
SoloHI Southern Synoptic Program  1040.8410.38

(star) Probably dependent on the trajectory


Examples of more-detailed observing program for 1 type of orbit during the mission:

SoloHI concept study report Dec 2011, needs update!