Wind Project Scientist
Lynn B. Wilson III
lynn.b.wilson [at] nasa.gov
Wind is a spin stabilized spacecraft launched in November 1, 1994 and placed in a halo orbit around the L1 Lagrange point, more than 200 Re upstream of Earth to observe the unperturbed solar wind that is about to impact the magnetosphere of Earth. Wind, together with Geotail, Polar, SoHO and Cluster, constitute a cooperative scientific satellite project designated the International Solar Terrestrial Physics (ISTP) program that aims at gaining improved understanding of the physics of solar terrestrial relations.
Engineering Operations Award [September, 2015]: The Wind Operations Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, received the AIAA Space Operations & Support Award on September 2, 2015. The award honors the team's "exceptional ingenuity and personal sacrifice in the recovery of NASA's Wind spacecraft." Jacqueline Snell - engineering manager for Wind, Geotail, and ACE Missions - will accept the award on behalf of the team. [Award Details]
Group Achievement Award [June, 2015]: The Wind Operations Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, received the NASA Group Achievement Award for recovery of the Wind spacecraft's command and attitude processor. [Award Details]
Mission Update [June, 2016]: Dr. Lynn B. Wilson III was promoted to the project scientist role for the Wind spacecraft.
Science Highlight [December, 2014]: The Wind spacecraft recently turned 20 on November 1, 2014. The anniversary of its launch was marked by a special session at the 2014 Fall AGU General Assembly entitled Twenty Years of Wind Observations and a highlight on NASA's homepage at A Solar Wind Workhorse Marks 20 Years of Science Discoveries
Science Highlight [September, 2014]: A recent study discussing the sonification of Wind magnetic field data was featured on NASA's homepage at More Than Meets the Eye: NASA Scientists Listen to Data and Popular Science at NASA Scientists Study The Sun By Listening To It
Science Highlight [April, 2013]: A recent publication using data from the Wind spacecraft was featured on NASA's homepage at NASA’s Wind Mission Encounters ‘SLAMS’ Waves
Science Highlight [March, 2013]: A recent publication using data from the Wind spacecraft was highlighted as a Physical Review Letters spotlight article and a NASA Feature Article at Solar Wind Energy Source Discovered
Science Highlight [April, 2012]: A recent publication using data from the Wind spacecraft was featured on NASA's homepage at Riding the Plasma Wave
New SWE Ion and EPACT Data Sets: Newly procesed Wind SWE Ion and EPACT data sets are available on the Data section of this page. The SWE Ion reduced velocity distribution function data sets are availble at CDAWeb.
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