Plots are in GSE (geocentric solar ecliptic) coordinates, so Earth is at [0,0], the Sun is at [1,0]. The plot is the projection of the orbit on the ecliptic plane.
1st orbit in EMP: 3 RS windows, S and N windows reach max latitude 28º.
RS window (default) placement
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- MTP13 Perihelion and North window seem ideal to do CME objectives or any transients moving towards Earth:
- SolO and Earth are in quadrature
- 2 RSW with very good TM downlink
- very high latitude in North window (28º) during solar declining phase: chance of CMEs affecting polar reversal!
- proposed SOOP: L_FULL_HRES_HCAD_Eruption-Watch
- Also suitable for CME initiation, see SOOP R_SMALL_HRES_HCAD_AR_Dynamics (close to the Sun at Earth side)
- Alternatively, these 2 concatenated windows could be used for L_FULL_LRES_MCAD_Coronal-Synoptic SOOP
- Also L_FULL_MRES_MCAD_Flare_SEPs would fit as one of its objectives needs quadrature + L_FULL_MRES_MCAD_CME-SEPs
MTP13 Perihelion can also be used for connection science goals on slow solar wind sources. These require modelling to find the most likely connection point.
SOOPs L_SMALL_MRES_MCAD_Connection_Mosaic combined with L_SMALL_HRES_HCAD_SlowWindConnection (higher res/cadence RS to explore source region in more detail) or L_SMALL_MRES_MCAD_Ballistic-connection
If we happen to point at a coronal hole boundary, also the SOOP L_SMALL_HRES_LCAD_CH_Boundary_Expansion fits.
MTP13 North also suitable for L_SMALL_HRES_HCAD_Fast-Wind
MTP13 - full orbit also makes a fast scan through big range of latitudes, and can alternatively be used for L_SMALL_HRES_HCAD_Fast_Wind to address 188.8.131.52 Low FIP fast wind origins. But TM is not very good towards the end!