14 November 2007 ESA's Rosetta satellite had an Earth swing-by on 13 November 2007. The closest distance was 5300km from the Earth surface. One of the onboard instruments of the Rosetta satellite is the SREM radiation monitor, which measured the presence of the Radiation belts during the swing-by.
SREM data measured during Rosetta's fly-by of the Earth

The influence of the radiation belts, also referred as the trapped particle belts, is clearly visible in the graph by the measured increase of high energy particle count rates (total counts for > 20 MeV protons and >2 MeV electrons shown by the TC1 line; several other energy bins for > 20 MeV protons the S12-S15 lines). More information on the radiation belt passage by Rosetta can be found here.


30 October 2007
The 4th European Space Weather Week was held at the Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels, from Monday 5th November to Friday 9th November 2007. This meeting was being jointly organised by the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB), ESA , the SWWT and the COST 724 communities. The local organisation was done by the SIDC of the ROB. This event continued to build on the advances made during the first three European Space Weather Weeks held between 2004 and 2006. The workshop again adopted the central aim of bringing together communities working on diverse elements of space weather.


20 June 2007
First announcement for the "Ionising Radiation Data and Exploitation Workshop" to be held on 17-19 October 2007 in ESA/ESTEC.

 

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