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.
second part of 7th orbit + 8th orbit in EMP: 5 RS windows, N and S windows reach max latitude 31º ; 2 perihelia at 0.3AU.
RS window (default) placement
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|MTP 18||Perihelion||2027-11-12||2027-11-16||2027-11-26||0.32||0.30||0.32||-15.99||05.21||21.43||YES (RSW Days 6 and 7)||YES (RSW Days 6 and 7)||NO|
MTP18 - full 8th orbit (i.e. RSwindows 3, 4 and 5):
- During this orbit, RS observations can run from pole to pole with minimal interruption. This is particularly interesting for L_Pole-to-Pole SOOP.
- Alternatively, if RSwindows can be linked together: L_FULL_LRES_MCAD_Coronal_Synoptic (also requires long duration RS observations)
- Other candidate: run R_FULL_HRES_HCAD_Density-Fluctuations at each RSwindow (not too far out for Metis to still see the density fluctuations). 8 hour per window should be enough. Metis is leading, thus disk-centre pointing!
- Yet other alternative for this orbit with a fast scan through big range of latitudes: L_SMALL_HRES_HCAD_Fast-Wind to address 184.108.40.206 Low FIP fast wind origins
MTP18 - First North:
- North windows are one of closest high-lat windows, and thus suitable for L_SMALL_HRES_HCAD_Fast-Wind to address 220.127.116.11 Origin of the small-scale X-ray and UV jets in polar coronal holes
- 1st North window also suitable study CME initiation and structure (close to the Sun), with pointing to ARs. Earth context preferred for modelling and CME context: R_SMALL_HRES_HCAD_AR-Dynamics
- L_FULL_MRES_MCAD_Flare_SEPs : benefits of close distance + high latitude + radial alignment with Earth. SPP would be big asset as well.
MTP18 - Second North:
- As above, also this North window is one of closest high-lat windows, and thus suitable for L_SMALL_HRES_HCAD_Fast-Wind to address 18.104.22.168 Origin of the small-scale X-ray and UV jets in polar coronal holes