Khushboo Lucknow, 300 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 343 Points View Profile Khushboo Asked: October 27, 20212021-10-27T18:46:10+05:30 2021-10-27T18:46:10+05:30In: GENERAL What are Solar Energetic Particles (SEPs)? What are Solar Energetic Particles (SEPs)? current affairesscience & technology Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent 0 Questions 307 Answers 60 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile Best Answer [Deleted User] 2021-10-27T18:47:26+05:30Added an answer on October 27, 2021 at 6:47 pm NASA’s SunRISE Mission Context: NASA has announced a new SunRISE mission to study giant solar particle storms. About: The Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE) will look into how Sun generates and releases the giant weather storms, known as the solar particle storms, into space. The SunRISE mission is to understand how such storms affect interplanetary space can help protect spacecraft and astronauts. What are Solar Energetic Particles (SEPs)? Solar energetic particles (SEPs) emitted from the Sun are a major space weather hazard motivating the development of predictive capabilities. These events occur when particles (mostly protons) emitted by the Sun become accelerated either close to the Sun during a flare or in interplanetary space by coronal mass ejection shocks. The mission layout: The mission layout depends on 6 solar-powered CubeSats– each regarding the size of a toaster oven– to concurrently observe radio photos of low-frequency emission from the solar task and share them using NASA’s Deep Space Network. SunRISE contains six CubeSats which will work together as a large radio telescope. Each of the CubeSats would run on solar power. The CubeSats will create 3D maps that pinpoint where giant particle bursts originate on the sun and how they evolve as they expand into space. This, in turn, will help determine what initiates and accelerates these giant radiation jets of radiation. The spacecraft will also work together to map the magnetic field lines reaching from the sun out into interplanetary space. Together, these will observe radio images of low-frequency emission from solar activity and create 3D maps to locate the origin place of a solar particle storm on the Sun. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Tell us about different types of Orbits. What are salt secreting Mangroves?
NASA’s SunRISE Mission
NASA has announced a new SunRISE mission to study giant solar particle storms.
What are Solar Energetic Particles (SEPs)?
The mission layout: