- Conference date: 17-31 June 2002
- Location: Pisa (Italy)
During the next decade, a number of spacecraft carrying in‐situ particles and fields instruments, including the twin STEREO spacecraft, ACE, WIND, and possibly Triana, will be monitoring the solar wind in the inner heliosphere. At the same time, several suitably instrumented planetary missions, including Nozomi, Mars Express, and Messenger will be in either their cruise or orbital phases which expose them at times to interplanetary conditions and/or regions affected by the solar wind interaction. In addition to the mutual support role for the individual missions that can be gained from this coincidence, this set provides an opportunity for evaluating the challenges and tools for a future targeted heliospheric constellation mission. In the past few years the capability of estimating the solar sources of the local solar wind has improved, in part due to the ability to monitor the full‐disk magnetic field of the Sun on an almost continuous basis. We illustrate a concept for a model and web‐based display that routinely updates the estimated sources of the solar wind arriving at inner heliospheric spacecraft.
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