ISWI Newsletter - Vol.2 No.26
12 March 2010

Dear ISWI Participant:

Recently, NASA launched an important research satellite called "Solar Dynamics Observatory" (SDO).

NASA's pre-launch press kit is attached for your information. (Received from Dr Haubold in Vienna.)

    With regards to SDO, Dr Haubold makes the following points:
  • This satellite mission is an outstanding follow-up to SOHO.
  • It is the space-based observatory for space weather (NASA's Living With a Star Programme).
  • One could view ISWI as the ground-based component of space weather.

My fellow ISWI Participants: We are living in exciting times! (Not quite like the "Race to The Moon" ... but close enough for me.)
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University, Japan.


(1) "SDO Press Kit by NASA"; 20 pages; 860 KB (click )

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