August 2023 - SunRISE: Studying Space Weather with SmallSats
Time: 7 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. EDT; 0300 UTC)
NASA's Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment, or SunRISE, will send a fleet of six toaster sized SmallSats into orbit around Earth to work together as a radio telescope studying the Sun. SunRISE will help scientists better understand space weather events that have the capacity to damage spacecraft or even pose a threat to the safety of astronauts traveling through space.
Jim Lux, Project Manager, SunRISE, NASA/JPL
Marc Razze, Office of Communications and Education, NASA/JPL
Chelsea Gohd, Universe Public Engagement, NASA/JPL