The SHIELD DRIVE Science Center is a novel effort to define, quantify, and implement all relevant physical processes to develop a “digital twin” of the heliosphere. The heliosphere is an 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.