Press Release

NASA Announces Breakthrough in Space Weather Forecasting

By SpaceRef Editor
August 10, 2005
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NASA Announces Breakthrough in Space Weather Forecasting
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Researchers from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center’s Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL) will present new findings on space weather during a media teleconference on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. EDT.

Scientists funded by NASA’s Living With a Star program have made a significant discovery that will help everyone from satellite operators and airlines to astronauts living and working in space

Reporters should call: 877/891-6970; provide the passcode “Space Weather.” At the start of the briefing, images and graphics supporting the conference will be posted on the Internet at:

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/solarsystem/clear_weather.html

Briefing Participants:

  • Dr. Richard Fisher, Director, NASA Sun-Solar System Connection Division, Washington
  • Dr. Karel Schrijver, Senior Staff Physicist, Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Palo Alto, Calif.
  • Dr. Marc DeRosa, Research Physicist, Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Palo Alto, Calif.
  • Dr. Joseph Kunches, NOAA Space Environment Center Director, Boulder, Colo.

SpaceRef staff editor.