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Lagrange

(future pair of space-weather warning satellites)

Lagrange is a conceived, mid-or-late-2020s ESA space mission consisting of a pair of satellites monitoring space weather from solar events, particularly to detect coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that pose a danger to technology on Earth and in Earth orbit. One of the two would be positioned at Lagrangian point L5, providing an earlier CME warning by viewing the Sun's Earth-ward surface in profile, potentially increasing warning time from a few minutes to a day or more. The other satellite would be stationed at L1, between Earth and the Sun, offering another view and additional data.


(spacecraft,particles,solar,ESA,L1,L5,plan)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagrange_(spacecraft)
https://cpaess.ucar.edu/sites/default/files/documents/sww-2018-presentations/Luntama_Juha-Pekka_06.pdf
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2019AGUFMSH24B..01P/abstract
https://www.esa.int/Safety_Security/Lagrange_mission
https://www.esa.int/Safety_Security/Lagrange_mission
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42922898

Referenced by page:
solar physics

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