Promoting the role of Physics in research, education, industry and the community
The STSP Group in the AIP is focused on all things “space science”; the science of space, the science from space, and everything in between. The primary goal of this Group is to pursue research into understanding the space environment and its influence on human technology.
Our group’s specific research areas include: solar/heliospheric/stellar, magnetospheric, ionospheric, thermospheric and mesospheric physics, space weather, Earth observation, Earth and planetary physics, geodesy and positioning, space missions and space technology, and ground-based space science instrumentation, among others.
The STSP Group is also focused on the applications of these space research areas, which includes: human space travel, space vehicle design and development, propulsion technology, terrestrial and space weather prediction and climate modelling, Earth observation and remote sensing, precision navigation and timing services, satellite-based communications and data services, over-the-horizon radar and surveillance, space situational awareness, radio astronomy, and aircraft particle radiation environment.
Any members of the AIP who are interested in space research and applications can join the STSP Group as part of their AIP membership.