Space Weather Euro News Vol. 8 Issue 3 (9-2-2004)

Table of Contents:

  1. COSPAR 2004 Session C0.1: Standards in Space Environments for ISO
  2. International Symposium "Solar Extreme Events of 2003" in Moscow, Russia, 12-14 July, 2004, First Announcement
  3. First Announcement for 9th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference 4-8 April, 2005 Epochal Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
  4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS


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1. COSPAR 2004 Session C0.1: Standards in Space Environments for ISO

From: Eamonn Daly

During the COSPAR Assembly 18-25 July in Paris, there will be a session
(C0.1) of 1 day duration on Standards in Space Environments for ISO.

While it is positioned within the commission C programme, it is intended
to address underlying science aspects of establishment of standards in all
space environmental areas.

Abstracts and applications for financial support are due by 15 February.
Please submit the abstract and/or application for support via the
COSPAR-2004 web site.

Event description:
The International Standards Organisation (ISO) TC20/SC14 is responsible
for standardization related to space vehicles, including "standardization
for management of space programs, design, test, production, launch,
maintenance, operation, and disposal of space vehicles and for the
environment in which the space programs operate". Working Group 4 of SC14
is responsible for the preparation of space environment standards. While
these should support space system engineering, they should be based on the
best available scientific background. This event provides a forum for
discussion of required standards, proposed and draft standards,
relationships with reference models, scientific and technical background
of standards, and related questions. All space environment domains will be
covered, including Earth's atmosphere, ionosphere, thermosphere, magnetic
field and radiation belts, solar irradiance, solar and geomagnetic
activity, solar energetic particles and galactic cosmic rays. The event
will feature solicited presentations, contributed presentations, a poster
session and a focussed discussion session.

ISO TC20/SC14/WG4 web site:

2. International Symposium "Solar Extreme Events of 2003" in Moscow,
   Russia, 12-14 July, 2004, First Announcement

From: Mikhail Panasyuk


Symposium sponsored by Russian Academy of Sciences, Rosaviacosmos
(Russian Space Agency), Moscow State University, Russian Ministry of
Sciences and Technology, COSPAR, and National Science Foundation (USA)
will be held at Moscow State University, Russia, 12-14 July, 2004.

The famous October and November 2003 events attracted the attention of
scientists, engineers and the public worldwide. These events offer new
scientific insights to help us better understand how our world and the
surrounding space environment are connected. They are also of special
interest because of their impacts on both technological and biological

The extreme solar-terrestrial events of October and November 2003 were
recorded by many ground-based and space-borne instruments. We propose
to present and discuss the recent results based on observations made by
many satellites and spacecraft including SOHO, Cluster, CORONAS-F,
"METEOR", the International Space Station, as well as observatories
located world-wide and especially in Russia.

The aim of the Symposium is twofold:

1. to have a forum for  discussing the recent October and November 2003
   solar extreme events in  context of the coupled solar-terrestrial
   system both from a scientific and a technological point of view,
2. to create opportunities for new scientific contacts and collaborations.

The following topics will be covered at the

1. Sun, heliosphere and solar wind properties/dynamics during the extreme
2. Magnetospheric response to the solar extreme events in 2003
3. Space weather applications.

International Advisory Committee:

Dr. D. Baker, University of Colorado, USA
Prof. M. Panasyuk, Moscow State University,
         Russia (Co-convenor)

Prof. S. Avdyushin, Institute of Applied Geophysics, Russia
Dr. D. Boscher, ONERA, France
Dr. V. Bothmer, Max-Plank Institute, Lindau, Germany
Dr. N. Crosby, BIRA, Belgium
Dr. I. Daglis, NOA, Greece
Dr. T. Fritz, Boston University, USA
Dr. R. Horne,  BAS, Great Britain
Dr. M. Geller, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
Prof. S. Kuznetsov, Moscow State University, Russia
Prof. L. Lazutin, Moscow State University, Russia
Dr. V. Obridko, IZMIRAN, Russia
Prof. I. Veselovsky, Moscow State University, Russia
Prof. F. Wei, Centre for Space Physics, China
Prof. L. Zelenyi, IKI, Russia

Local Organizing Committee:

Prof. M. Panasyuk   - chairman,
Prof. I. Veselovsky - deputy chairman,
Dr. V. Kalegaev     - deputy chairman.

More information can be found on the Symposium Web-site: .

Abstracts (electronic submission via Web-site):  April 15, 2004
Registration (electronic via Web-site): June 1, 2004

The dates of the Symposium are particularly suitable for the
participants of  the COSPAR Assembly. You are welcome!

Mikhail Panasyuk
Prof., Director of Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow
State University, Chairman of LOC

3. First Announcement for 9th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference
   4-8 April, 2005 Epochal Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan

From: Tateo Goka
      Masao Nakamura

We cordially invite you to attend the 9th Spacecraft Charging Technology
Conference to be held from 4-8 April, 2005 in Tsukuba City, Japan. The
conference will be hosted by the Institute of Space Technology and
Aeronautics (ISTA) of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA),
and will be devoted to technological and scientific topics related to
spacecraft charging.

Topics will include:
  1. ground testing techniques
  2. modeling, databases and numerical simulation
  3. interaction between spacecraft and the space environment
  4. satellite on-orbit investigations
  5. plasma propulsion and tethers
  6. space environment specifications
  7. material characterization

The organizing committee will soon be releasing a detailed schedule of
topics, along with abstract submission guidelines for the conference.
The committee consists of: Tateo Goka (chair, JAXA), Mengu Cho
(co-chair, Kyushu Institute of Techonology), Masao Nakamura (co-chair,
JAXA), Hideyuki Usui (Kyoto University), Masaki Okada (National Institute
of Polar Research), Ikkoh Funaki (JAXA), Hirokazu Tahara (Osaka University),
Yasuhiro Tanaka (Musashi Institute of Technology), Koji Tanaka (JAXA),
Kazuhiro Toyoda (Chiba University) and Haruhisa Fujii (Nara National College
of Technology).

We encourage your attendance, and hope that you will distribute this
announcement among colleagues. Abstract submission, registration,
accommodation and travel information will be provided in mid-April 2004,
when we release the second announcement for the conference.

Our conference website contains additional information; the agenda, abstract
forms, registration forms, and conference logistics will be added in due course


  Local organizing committee:
     Tateo Goka (chair), Masao Nakamura
  Program committee:
     Mengu Cho (chair), Koji Tanaka, Haruhisa Fujii
  General conference information:
     Masao Nakamura
          Space Environment Engineering Group
          Institute of Space Technology and Aeronautics
          Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
          Sengen 2-1-1, TSUKUBA, IBARAKI, JAPAN, 305-8505
          Phone: +81-29-868-4177
          Fax: +81-29-868-5969,

  Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA):
  Tsuchiura Tsukuba Convention Bureau:

4.  Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS

        (From 13/01/2004 to 12/03/2004, Act.Ref.: 03.197.09)

        (From 11/12/2003 to 12/02/2004, Act.Ref.: 03.153.35)


For a complete list of ESA Tender Actions, see:


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  Henrik Lundstedt, Lund space weather center
  Goetz Paschmann, ISSI
  Jean-Yves Prado, CNES Programme Directorate
  Michael Rycroft, ISU
  Volker Bothmer, EGS-Solar Physics Secretary
  Wolfgang Baumjohann, IWF Graz, Austria
  Jinbin Cao, Chinese Space Weather Activity Representative
  Barbara Poppe, NOAA Space Environment Centre
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