EGU2020-17957, updated on 14 Jan 2022
EGU General Assembly 2020
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BepiColombo and Solar Orbiter coordinated observations: scientific cases and measurements opportunities

Lina Hadid1, Melinda Dosa2, Madar Akos2, Tommaso Alberti3, Johannes Benkhoff4, Zsofia Bebesi2, Lea Griton5, George C. Ho6, Kazumasa Iwai7, Miho Janvier8, Anna Milillo3, Yoshizumi Miyoshi7, Daniel Mueller4, Go Murukami9, Jim M. Raines10, Daikou Shiota11, Andrew Walsh12, Joe Zender4, and Yannis Zouganelis12
Lina Hadid et al.
  • 1LPP, CNRS, École polytechnique, Sorbonne Université, Observatoire de Paris, Université Paris-Saclay, PSL Research University, Palaiseau, France (
  • 2Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary
  • 3INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali, via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133, Roma, Italy
  • 4ESA-ESTEC, Science Division, Keplerlaan 1, 2201AZ Noordwijk, The Netherlands
  • 5IRAP, Université de Toulouse, CNRS, CNES, UPS, Toulouse, France
  • 6Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD 20723, USA
  • 7Institute for Space-Earth Environment Research, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
  • 8Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, Bt. 121, 91405 Orsay CEDEX, France
  • 9Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Sagamihara, Japan
  • 10Dept. of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • 11National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
  • 12ESA-ESAC, Camino bajo del Castillo,s/n, 28692 Villafranca del Castillo, Madrid, Spain

BepiColombo and Solar Orbiter are two spacecraft that will be both travelling in the inner heliosphere for 5 years, between the launch of Solar Orbiter (planned in February 2020) and the end of the cruise phase of BepiColombo (2018 - 2025). Both BepiColombo (ESA/JAXA) and Solar Orbiter (ESA/NASA) are carrying exceptional and complementary plasma instrumental payloads and magnetometers. Besides, the remote-sensing instruments on board of Solar Orbiter will provide invaluable information on the state of the Sun, and therefore some contextual information for BepiColombo observations. During the five years to come, BepiColombo will evolve between the Earth and the orbit of Mercury, while Solar Orbiter’s highly elliptical orbit will cover distances from 1.02 AU to 0.28 AU.  We present here the scientific cases, modelling tools, measurement opportunities and related instruments operations that have been identified in the frame of potential coordinated observations campaign between the spacecraft.

How to cite: Hadid, L., Dosa, M., Akos, M., Alberti, T., Benkhoff, J., Bebesi, Z., Griton, L., C. Ho, G., Iwai, K., Janvier, M., Milillo, A., Miyoshi, Y., Mueller, D., Murukami, G., M. Raines, J., Shiota, D., Walsh, A., Zender, J., and Zouganelis, Y.: BepiColombo and Solar Orbiter coordinated observations: scientific cases and measurements opportunities, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-17957,, 2020.


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