Profile of a
Sun-Earth Observatory: ISTP
This brief overview of the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics
program gives the who, what, where, when, why, and how of a
multi-billion dollar campaign to study the Sun and Geospace.
ISTP and Beyond: A Solar System Telescope and a Cosmic Microscope
Written by Dr. Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado's Laboratory
for Atmospheric and Space Physics and Mike Carlowicz of NASA's Goddard
Space Flight Center, this article explains how coordinating many
spacecraft and missions into one global survey has advanced the science
in ways that no individual mission could do by itself. It was written as
the opening chapter of AGU Geophysical Monograph 109: Sun-Earth Plasma
Written by Mike Carlowicz, this article was written for a teacher's
guide to the "Live from the Sun"
project. It covers some of the history and rationale for studying space
Spacecraft & Missions Studying the Sun-Earth Connection
Includes links to many past, present, and future space physics and solar
physics missions by NASA, the European Space Agency, and other
NASA's Sun-Earth Connection
The Sun-Earth Connection is one of four science themes within the Office
of Space Science.
Space Environment Center
Operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in
partnership with the U.S. Air Force, SEC issues the office space weather
forecasts of the United States government.
NASA's Office of Space Science