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SunJammer Technology Demonstration

browse graphicCartoon of the SunJammer deployed solar sail.
The Sunjammer Project is a NASA funded contract to L?Garde Inc. to fly a solar sail demonstration for a period of approximately one year. L?Garde is also partnered in this mission with Space Services Holdings Inc. (SSHI) who will conduct all commercial activities associated with the mission such as memorial services, advertising, sponsorship (SSHI fill in) NASA will provide a government frequency allocation for the conduct of this mission. NASA, as the government user of the government acquired frequency will maintain authority to terminate the mission transmissions throughout the operating life of the Sunjammer mission.
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  • Solar Wind Data
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    Distribution Formats
    • pdf
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    Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Dataset Point of Contact William Denig
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    (303) 497-6323
    william.denig@noaa.gov
    General Documentation
    • Space Weather
      Numerous space environmental datasets are available at the website.
    Date(s)
    • publication: 2013-06-24
    Dataset Progress Status Under development
    Data Update Frequency: Annually
    Supplemental Information:
    The SunJammer mission is a NASA technology demonstration program
    Purpose: To provide scientific data stewardship of solar-terrestrial datasets in compliance with NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 212-15, "Management of Environmental and Geospatial Data and Information", dated 04 Nov 10. Scientific Data Stewardship includes the Archive, Access, and Assessment (AAA) of operational and related solar and space environmental datasets.
    Originator(s)
    • Scientific Data Stewardship provided by the National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce.
    Publisher(s)
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Time Period: 2014-11-01 to 2019-12-31
    Spatial Reference System:
    Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
    N: 90
    S: -90
    E: 180
    W: -180
    Spatial Coverage Map:
    Theme keywords
    • Sun-Earth Interactions > Sun-Earth Interactions
    Data Center keywords
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Platform keywords
    • Solar/Space Observation Satellites
    • Solar/Space Observation Satellites > ACE > Advanced Composition Explorer
    Instrument keywords
    • Solar/Space Observing Instruments > Magnetic Field/Electric Field Instruments > FGM > Fluxgate magnetometer
    • Solar/Space Observing Instruments > Particle Detectors
    Place keywords
    • Space
    Project keywords
    • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
    • NOAA - Space Weather Program
    Use Constraints
    • Access Constraints: None Use Constraints: None Distribution Liability: While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
    Access Constraints
    • Access Constraints: None Use Constraints: None Distribution Liability: While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
    Fees
    • Data can be downloaded free of charge.
    Lineage information for: repository
    Processing Steps
    • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
    Lineage information for: series
    Lineage Statement SunJammer data and products provided by the NOAA/NESDIS National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) in coorperation with NOAA/NWS Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC).
    Processor
    • 325 Broadway E/GC2
    Source Datasets
    • Collection included as a part of the NGDC Official Archive.
      • Description of Source: The NOAA/NGDC Solar and Terrestrial Physics Division (STP).
      • Temporal extent used: 2013-11-01 to 2015-10-31
    • Data and information provided by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, Solar and Terrestrial Physics Division.
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    Last Modified: 2015-10-02
    For questions about the information on this page, please email: william.denig@noaa.gov