Moonhouse #2.14 has been on an exotic expedition exploring different aspects of space weather. At the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) the house has explored the conditions in the Magnetosphere (image above). The solar wind (below) and the weather at FMI itself. The Magnetosphere is as the reader is certainly aware of the region in space cloest to Earth where the magnetic field is dominated by the Earth magnetic field. There are other magnetospheres in the Solar System around Jupiter and around the Sun itself to mention two. The electric solar sail (ESAIL) is a novel technology for interplanetary transport that is successfully promoted by FMI. ESAIL relies on borrowing impulse from the Solar wind to propel a space system without carrying reaction mass on board. in the lower of the two images the house explores the outdoor environment at FMI in Helsinki where Moonhouse HQ has first hand experience of the harshness of the weather conditions that can prevail.
Congratulations Sini on your successful expedition. We wish you fair winds on your coming expeditions.