Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

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AOSS Research Scientist Chosen to Lead U-M Space Instrument Project

Posted: December 21, 2011

AOSS Research Scientist Chosen to Lead U-M Space Instrument Project

Congratulations to Sue Lepri, AOSS Associate Research Scientist, for being given the PI-roll in the U-M portion of the Solar Orbiter Heavy Ion Sensor project. The Solar Orbiter Heavy Ion Sensor is a NASA-sponsored space instrument project which aims to address questions related to how the Sun creates and influences the heliosphere, especially the inner heliosphere.   The main science themes include understanding the origin of the solar wind, the origin and impact of solar eruptions, and the behavior of the Sun's magnetic field.  Data from HIS will be integral to unraveling the science questions.

Regarding her expertise, "Sue knows this instrument inside and out and is having the chance to lead one of the nation's best space engineering teams," said Thomas Zurbuchen, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Entreprenurial Programs, and Professor, Space Science and Aerospace Engineering, at the University of Michigan.

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