SMILE Definition Study Report (Red Book)
Publication date: 17 December 2018
Reference: Branduardi-Raymont, G., C. Wang, C.P. Escoubet, et al., SMILE definition study report, European Space Agency, ESA/SCI, 1, 2018
Full citation: Branduardi-Raymont, G., C. Wang, C.P. Escoubet, M. Adamovic, D. Agnolon, M. Berthomier, J.A. Carter, W. Chen, L. Colangeli, M. Collier, H.K. Connor, L. Dai, A. Dimmock, O. Djazovski, E. Donovan, J.P. Eastwood, G. Enno, F. Giannini, L. Huang, D. Kataria, K. Kuntz, H. Laakso, J. Li, L. Li, T. Lui, J. Loicq, A. Masson, J. Manuel, A. Parmar, T. Piekutowski, A.M. Read, A. Samsonov, S. Sembay, W. Raab, C. Ruciman, J.K. Shi, D.G. Sibeck, E.L. Spanswick, T. Sun, K. Symonds, J. Tong, B. Walsh, F. Wei, D. Zhao, J. Zheng, X. Zhu, Z. Zhu, SMILE definition study report, European Space Agency, ESA/SCI, 1, 2018
SMILE (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer) was selected from a pool of 13 potential missions that were proposed to the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as a result of a joint call for mission concepts in June 2015.
Following its selection in November 2015, detailed studies were performed by ESA, CAS, three European industrial contractors and the Science Study Team to finalise the mission architecture, including the space and ground elements that are required to fulfil the science requirements. This report, also known as the Red Book, summarizes the SMILE definition study.Link to publication