(A Project of the Jupiter Space Station)

IV. The Solar Bounce Strategy

The JSS refers to the strategy to transmit to and receive signal products from the Sun as the "Solar Bounce Strategy". This strategy which is characterized below as beginning at 10:00 EST can be described in a five step process and is illustrated in Figure 5:

    Step 1: the Sun erupts with an X ray event at 10:00 EST (as an example). The leading edge of the event reaches the GOES 10 satellite at 10:08 EST;

    Step 2: the GOES X ray sensors detect the event and downlink the data to the SELDADS (Space Environment Laboratory Data Acquisition System) at both Boulder and Falcon AFB, Colorado;

    Step 3: The X ray data arrives at SELDADS at 10:09 and the Jupiter Space Station receives the data at 10:10 and sounds the audio alert to its Downlink Stations via its live internet page, which has a trigger, at:


    Step 4: Once the JSS issues an Internet alert trigger to its Link Stations at 10:11, within 16 minutes all Downlink Stations are preparing to receive signal products as Arecibo begins transmitting to the Sun;

    Step 5: and sixteen minutes later (10:27) all stations are receiving and scanning  for reflected product signal while simultaneously capturing their rf using DigiSpectrum software developed at the Jupiter Space Station and used for solar radio spectrum monitoring. The Solar Bounce Strategy ends once the flare Type IV rf subsides.


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