The SHIELD DRIVE Science Center is a collaborative research center developing a predictive global model of the heliosphere: the immense shield protecting the solar system from the harsh galactic radiation which affects both life on Earth and human space exploration.

This multi-institutional effort is headquartered at Boston University and has co-investigators and collaborators across a dozen other institutions.





DRIVE Science Centers are part of an integrated multi-agency initiative from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and are a high-priority recommendation of the 2013 Committee on a Decadal Strategy for Solar and Space Physics.