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?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 47, e2019GL086474.

Sun, T., Wang, C., Connor, H.K., Jorgensen, A.M., Sembay, S. (2020), Deriving the magnetopause position from the soft X‐ray image by using the tangent fitting approach, J. Geophys. Res. Space Phys.,  125, e2020JA028169;


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.