Solar wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Link Explorer



SMILE definition study report (Red Book), published 17 December 2018, can be downloaded here


Samsonov, A. A.,  Bogdanova, Y. V.,  Branduardi‐Raymont, G.,  Sibeck, D. G., &  Toth, G. (2020),  Is the relation between the solar wind dynamic pressure and the magnetopause standoff distance so straightforward?, Geophysical Research Letters,  47, e2019GL086474.


Connor, H.K., &  Carter, J.A. (2019), Exospheric neutral hydrogen density at the nominal 10 RE subsolar point deduced from XMM‐Newton X‐ray observations, J. Geophys. Res.: Space Phys.,124, 1612–1624;

Jorgensen, A.M., T. Sun, C. Wang, L. Dai, S. Sembay, F. Wei, Y. Guo, R. Xu., Boundary Detection in Three Dimensions With Application to the SMILE Mission: the Effect of Photon Noise. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 124, 4365– 4383, 2019;

Jorgensen, A.M.,  Sun, T.,  Wang, C.,  Dai, L.,  Sembay, S.,  Zheng, J.,  Yu, X. (2019).  Boundary Detection in Three Dimensions With Application to the SMILE Mission: the Effect of Model‐fitting Noise. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics,  124, 4341– 4355; .

Sun, T.R., C. Wang, S. Sembay, R.E. Lopez, P. Escoubet, G. Branduardi‐Raymont, J.H. Zheng, X.Z. Yu, X.C. Guo, L. Dai, Z.Q. Liu, F. Wei, Y.H. Guo (2019), Soft X‐ray imaging of the magnetosheath and cusps under different solar wind conditions: MHD simulations, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 124, 2435–2450;


Collier, M.R., & Connor, H.K. (2018), Magnetopause Surface Reconstruction from Tangent Vector Observations, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 123, 9022–9034;

Samsonov, A.A.,  Sibeck, D.G.,  Dmitrieva, N.P.,  Semenov, V.S.,  Slivka, K.Y.,  Šafránkova, J., &  Němeček, Z. (2018).  Magnetosheath propagation time of solar wind directional discontinuities. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics,  123,  3727– 3741.

Sibeck, D.G., Allen, R., Aryan, H., Bodewits, D., Brandt, P., Branduardi-Raymont, G., Brown, G., Carter, J.A., Collado-Vega, Y.M., Collier, M.R., Connor, H. K., Cravens, T.E., Ezoe, Y., Fok, M.-C., Galeazzi, M., Gutynska, O., Holmström, M., Hsieh, S.-Y., Ishikawa, K., Koutroumpa, D., Kuntz, K.D., Leutenegger, M., Miyoshi, Y., Porter, F. S., Purucker, M. E., Read, A.M., Raeder, J., Robertson, I.P., Samsonov, A.A., Sembay, S., Snowden, S. L., Thomas, N.E., von Steiger, R., Walsh, B.M., Wing, S., Imaging Plasma Density Structures in the Soft X-Rays Generated by Solar Wind Charge Exchange with Neutrals, Space Sci. Rev., 214: 79, 2018,

Soman, M.R., D.J. Hall, A.D. Holland, R. Burgon, T. Buggey, J. Skottfelt, S. Sembay, P. Drumm, J. Thornhill, A. Read, D. Walton, G. Branduardi-Raymont, W. Raab, P. Verhoeve, D. Agnolon, C. Woffinden, The SMILE Soft X-ray Imager (SXI) CCD Design and DevelopmentProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Position Sensitive Detectors, The Open University, Milton Keynes, England, 3 - 8 September 2017, Journal of Instrumentation, C01022, 2018


Branduardi-Raymont, G. and C. Wang, A Novel and Global Way to Explore Solar-Terrestrial Relationships: SMILE, Space Research Today, COSPAR Information Bulletin, 200, 32-39, 2017


Branduardi-Raymont, G., C.P. Escoubet, K. Kuntz, T. Lui, A. Read, D. Sibeck, T. Sun, B. Walsh, C. Wang, Link between Solar Wind, Magnetosphere and Ionosphere, 9. ISSI-BJ Magazine, Ed.s A. Yang and M. Falanga, October 2016

Raab, W., G. Branduardi-Raymont, C. Wang, L. Dai, E. Donovan, G. Enno, P. C. Escoubet, D. Kataria, L. Li, D. Lumb, A. M. Read, D. Rebuffat, J. Romstedt, S. Sembay, E. Spanswick, A. Wielders, A. Zhang, J.Zheng, SMILE: A Joint ESA/CAS Mission to Investigate the Interaction Between the Solar Wind and Earth’s Magnetosphere, Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 990502 (11 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231984;

Branduardi-Raymont, G., C. Wang, SMILE Team, SMILE (Solar Wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer): X-ray Imaging of the Sun-Earth Connection, Proceedings of the conference XMM-Newton: The Next Decade, ESAC, Madrid, Spain, 9-11 May 2016.


Branduardi-Raymont, G., S.F. Sembay, J.P. Eastwood et al. (2012), AXIOM: Advanced X-ray imaging of the magnetosphere, Exp. Astron., 33, 403-443.