MSSL Space Plasma News
Congratulations to Dr. Duthie
Publication date: 5 December 2013
We congratulate to Roger Duthie of the Space Plasma Physics Group (SPPG) who successfully defended his Thesis in an oral examination at UCL on 04 December 2013. The Thesis title was "Multi-point observations of substorm-related phenoeman in the Earth's magnetotail", and it made extensive use of data from the Cluster and Double Star missions. Roger is seen here talking to Dr Segheen Beyene (also of the SPPG, who was awarded a PhD earlier this year) while having a celebratory pint! Roger is immediately taking up employment at the British Antarctic Survey and we wish him well in his new job.
Congratulations to Dr. Anekallu
Publication date: 11 November 2013
Chandra Anekallu, formerly a member of the PEACE Operations Team in the space plasma phsyics group will be awarded at PhD from the University of Helsinki following the public defence of his thesis on 25th October. He was given a hard time by his 'Opponent' (our own Prof. Chris Owen) but performed admirably in front of an audience of 30-40 people. We wish Chandra all the best and look forward to working with him in the future.
Space Plasma Physics Attendees at Cluster Workshop
Publication date: 7 October 2013
Prof. Andrew Fazakerley and Dr. Colin Forsyth both attended the 23rd Cluster Workshop, held in Tromso, Norway. Colin gave an invited talk on the sub-structure of the substorm current wedge and Andrew gave a contributed talk on new observations of electron phase space holes in the auroral regions. Andrew also gave a talk on behalf of Kirthika Mohan on electron "noses" in the inner magnetosphere and Colin gave a talk on behalf of Ali Varsani on high time resolution observations of flux transfer events.
Space Plasma Physics Welcomes 2 New Students
Publication date: 7 October 2013
13th Solar Orbiter SWT meeting held at Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, 24-26 September 2013
Publication date: 27 September 2013
UK Government Minister for Universities and Science views Solar Orbiter SWA EAS sensor STM in clean room at MSSL, 13 Aug 2013
Publication date: 14 August 2013
The right honourable David Willetts, member of parliament for Havant and Minister for Universities and Science, visited MSSL on the afternoon of 13th August 2013.
SWA PI Team meet with new SWA DPU Partners, Naples, 5-7 Aug 2013
Publication date: 7 August 2013
Members of MSSL's PI team for the Solar Orbiter SWA investigation, together with Dr Roberto Bruno, SWA co-PI for the DPU, went to Naples to meet with the consortium which has recently won the new Italian industrial contract for the provision of the DPU.
13th Solar Orbiter SWA Team meeting held in Rome, 23-27 July 2013
Publication date: 27 July 2013
MSSL SWA team lead Solar Orbiter Boom Working Group Activities to conclusion, Astrium UK, Stevenage, 30 May 2013
Publication date: 31 May 2013
Chris Brockley-Blatt (SWA Project manager), Barry Hancock (SWA systems engineer) and Andrew Fazakerley (SWA co-Investigator) attended and chaired a meeting of the Boom WG at which Astrium UK, the spacecraft prime contractor, unveiled and discussed the design of a new, longer boom for Solar Orbiter.
SWA and RPW attend discussions on the developments of the Solar Orbiter High Gain Antenna, ESTEC, 13 May 2013
Publication date: 14 May 2013
A discussion meeting to review the ongoing developments of the High-Gain Antenna (HGA) coating was held at ESTEC on May 13.
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