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PROBA2 Science Days May 2012

The 5th meeting of the PROBA2 Science Working Team will take place at the Royal Observatory of Belgium on May 3 and 4 2012. The first day will be dedicated to degradation problems of EUV instruments. The second day is dedicated to analysis of PROBA2 data. The meeting is fully open for everybody interested in the science results of SWAP and LYRA. Anyone interested to bring an oral contribution is invited to contact swap_lyra at

May 3 "On-Orbit degradation of solar and space weather instruments"

Organized by A. BenMoussa, S. Gissot and B. Giordanengo, supported by STCE

The aim of this workshop is to open discussions related to the degradation observed on space instruments dedicated to monitor the Sun and the space weather. The idea is to share and gain knowledge of on-orbit degradations from our past and present experiences and to use them as a guide to predict future performance of ongoing instrument developments.

The presentations will then be followed by a Round Table with the goal to provide good practices and innovative approaches to reduce or correct as strongly as possible expected degradations. We intend to implement a Lessons Learned process to identify what has gone well with previous missions (which should be repeated) and to rethink what should be done differently.

We look forward to meeting you.

STCE-website :… Participants:

May 4 "PROBA2 SWT5: Science & Space Weather Opportunities for PROBA2"

Organized by M. Dominique, D. Berghmans, supported by STCE

Coffee • 09:00 – 09:30

Welcome 09:30 – 09:40 David Berghmans

Particles in Low Earth Orbit • Marie Dominique

Coffee • 11:30 – 11:45

Irradiance Studies • David Berghmans

Lunch • 12:15 – 13:30

Coronal Dynamics • Dan Seaton

Coffee • 15:30 - 16:00

Odds & Ends, Future Campaigns, and Ongoing Projects • Dan Seaton

Close • 16:30

Attendees at ROB on May 3 are invited to join in a group dinner following the Degradation Workshop. Details TBD.

Program May 3 :