SWE Portal 3.2.0 Release Note

The ESA SSA Space Weather team is pleased to announce that SWE Portal 3.2.0 was released on the 3 December 2020.

In this update, the SSA SWE Services have been enhanced with the incorporation of the following new and updated products and tools :

Not sure which products are linked to which service? Find the latest Service-Product linking here: Service Application Matrix

From the Solar Weather Expert Service Centre:

  • INAF/OACT provides updates for:
    • INAF/OACT White light Solar images and INAF/OACT Halpha Solar images due to a upgraded camera, which will provide better resolution images with a better cadence
  • UNIGRAZ/KSO provides updates for:
    • UGraz/KSO Halpha Solar images enhancement consists of high contrast images with removed large scale variations, like limb darkening

From the Geomagnetic Conditions Expert Service Centre:

  • The DTU Space, National Space Institute provides:
    • An update of product G.101 Magnetogrammes from North(West) Europe and Greenland by adding magnetogrammes from additional stations. The new stations are installed in Sweden more specifically at the following locations:Växjö (VXJ), Falköping (FKP), Nora (NRA) and Hassela (HAS).

From the Heliospheric Weather Expert Service Centre:

  • KU Leuven provides:
    • An update to the Virtual Space Weather Modelling Centre (VSWMC), a tool that lets you run space weather models either in a stand-alone way or coupled together. The update includes the integration of the two new models Wind-Predict and CTIP to the VSWMC. In addition, a user manual in form of help web pages is integrated in the User Interface.

From the Ionospheric Weather Expert Service Centre:

  • The European Ionosonde Service (EIS) of the National Observatory of Athens provides:
    • A new functionality of European hmF2 maps in real time and archived mode.

From the ESA Space Weather Office:

  • SOSMAG is the first Space Weather instrument flying as part of ESA's Distributed Space Weather Sensor System (D3S). Latest data from the SOSMAG instrument onboard the GEO-KOMPSAT-2A spacecraft is now provided as part of the General Data Services. Access this via the SWE Data Browser and find out more about SOSMAG here.
  • The European Debris Impact Database (EDID) has been updated with the latest processed DEBIE-1 data

Your feedback is important! We kindly invite you to participate in a new survey to tell us your thoughts on the new SWE Portal, all feedback is welcome and will help improve the SWE Portal and better tailor our services to your needs.

Our SSCC helpdesk are here to help and can be contacted by sending us an email (helpdesk.swe@esa.int) or by filling the SWE Portal support request form. A short user satisfaction survey is accessible at the bottom of our replies upon closure of your requests, we would be grateful if you could follow the link to provide feedback on our helpdesk response and help us to improve our service.

Please contact the SSCC Helpdesk (helpdesk.swe@esa.int) for any further information.