Team title: Heliophysics for Artemis and Beyond Join The Team

Team ID: H3-03

Team Lead:

Alexa Halford (NASA/GSFC, USA),

Team Co-Leads:

Brian Walsh (Boston University, USA),

Eddie Semones (NASA/JSC Space Radiation Analysis Gorup -SRAG, USA),

Team POC: 

Alexa Halford (NASA/GSFC, USA),

Keywords (impact): Climate, Navigation and/or Communications, (Aero)space assets functions, Human Exploration

Keywords (activity type): Understanding , Requirements , Modeling, Forecasting , Data Utilization , Information Architecture , Assessment , New Instrumentation A, New Instrumentation B, Roadmap


  • Space Weather
  • Applied Space Physics


Artemis has provided the Heliophysics community a rare set of new possibilities. There is an increase in launches to the Moon, which enables new rideshare and payload opportunities. With crews looking to return annually to the Gateway, and eventually spending upwards of 2-3 months at a time on the lunar surface, servicing and deploying chains of instruments becomes feasible.

As crewed missions look to regularly move beyond low Earth orbit, understanding the local space weather gains a renewed importance. With human health on the line, there is an added emphasis on ensuring that new space weather products provide actionable information. With a look towards crewed missions to Mars, the Moon offers a unique opportunity to test automated space weather analysis tools while there is still near real-time communication with experts at Earth.

Our group looks to consider the possibilities that Artemis brings, both in the world of pure science exploration as well as new areas of operational and applied space weather. By working across these areas, we can help ensure that our instruments are safe for astronauts to service and deploy while pure science will inform new potential applied space weather tools.


The Space physics for Artemis and beyond team will focus on making the most of the new opportunities provided by Artemis.

1) Objectives and outputs
2) Raising awareness of Artemis opportunities for Heliophysics research
3) Develop/provide resources to understanding best practices for servicable instrumentation
4) Develop and work with other ISWAT teams to produce best practices for the development of space weather tools.
5) Work with other ISWAT teams to validate new space weather applications

Action topics:

  • Multi-spacecraft measurements of SEPs and GCRs distributed in the heliosphere (Solar Orbiter, Parker Solar Probe, L5, Mars, Jupiter, etc.),
  • Automatization and improving operational forecasts,
  • Generating inputs to Living Global Space Weather Roadmap

Clusters with relevant topics:

S3: Solar eruptions, H3: Radiation Environment in Heliosphere, G3: Near-end radiation and plasma environment

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