Annaratone, B. and Bruno, D. and Capitelli, M. and Ceccherini, F. and Daly, E. and Pascale, O. de and Hilgers, A. and Lackner, K. and Longo, S. and Marcuccio, S. and Mendonca, T. and Nagnibeda, V. and Pegoraro, F. and Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón
The ESA "Plasma Laboratory in Space" study.
In: "10th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference", 18-21 jun, Biarritz.
The European Space Agency has initiated, in the context of its General Studies Programme, a study of the
possible use of space for studies in pure and applied plasma physics, in areas not traditionally covered by “space plasma physics”. A team of experts has been set-up to review a broad range of area including industrial
plasma physics and pure plasma physics, astrophysical and solar-terrestrial areas. A set of experiments have been identified that can potentially provide access to new phenomena and to allow advances in several fields
of plasma science. These experiments concern phenomena on spatial scale (102 to104 m) intermediate between what is achievable on ground experiment and usual solar system plasma observations.