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Wind Project Scientist
Adam Szabo
(301) 286-5726
Adam.Szabo [at] nasa.gov

Deputy Project Scientist
Lynn B. Wilson III
(301) 286-6487
lynn.b.wilson [at] nasa.gov

Two Columns

WIND SPACECRAFT

Comprehensive Solar Wind Laboratory for Long-Term Solar Wind Measurements



Wind is a spin stabilized spacecraft launched in November 1, 1994 and placed in a halo orbit around the L1 Lagrange point, more than 200 Re upstream of Earth to observe the unperturbed solar wind that is about to impact the magnetosphere of Earth. Wind, together with Geotail, Polar, SoHO and Cluster, constitute a cooperative scientific satellite project designated the International Solar Terrestrial Physics (ISTP) program that aims at gaining improved understanding of the physics of solar terrestrial relations.


The primary science objectives of the Wind mission are:
  • Provide complete plasma, energetic particle and magnetic field for magnetospheric and ionospheric studies.
  • Investigate basic plasma processes occurring in the near-Earth solar wind.
  • Provide baseline, 1 AU, ecliptic plane observations for inner and outer heliospheric missions.

NEWS



Science Highlight [December, 2014]: The Wind spacecraft recently turned 20 on November 1, 2014. The anniversary of its launch was marked by a special session at the 2014 Fall AGU General Assembly entitled Twenty Years of Wind Observations and a highlight on NASA's homepage at A Solar Wind Workhorse Marks 20 Years of Science Discoveries

Science Highlight [September, 2014]: A recent study discussing the sonification of Wind magnetic field data was featured on NASA's homepage at More Than Meets the Eye: NASA Scientists Listen to Data and Popular Science at NASA Scientists Study The Sun By Listening To It

Science Highlight [April, 2013]: A recent publication using data from the Wind spacecraft was featured on NASA's homepage at NASA’s Wind Mission Encounters ‘SLAMS’ Waves

Science Highlight [March, 2013]: A recent publication using data from the Wind spacecraft was highlighted as a Physical Review Letters spotlight article and a NASA Feature Article at Solar Wind Energy Source Discovered

Science Highlight [April, 2012]: A recent publication using data from the Wind spacecraft was featured on NASA's homepage at Riding the Plasma Wave

New SWE Ion and EPACT Data Sets: Newly procesed Wind SWE Ion and EPACT data sets are available on the Data section of this page. The SWE Ion reduced velocity distribution function data sets are availble at CDAWeb.


Senior Reviews



2013 Senior Review Proposal:

2013 Wind Senior Review Proposal

Final Report from the 2013 Senior Review

2010 Senior Review Proposal:

2010 Wind Senior Review Proposal

2008 Senior Review Proposal:

2008 Wind Senior Review Proposal

2008 Wind Mission Archive Plan

Final Report from the 2008 Senior Review



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