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Terms of Use

The ASPIICS instrument follows an open data policy which means that you can freely use the data. Nevertheless we list here a few recommendations on good practices.

  1. A reference to the ASPIICS instrument papers (see references below) must be mentioned, as well as an explicit mention of the version of the used calibration software.
  2. Publications using the ASPIICS data must include the following acknowledgement: “ASPIICS is a project of the Centre Spatial de Liège and the Royal Observatory of Belgium funded by the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO)”
  3. For bibliographical reasons, it is requested to mention ‘PROBA-3’ and ‘ASPIICS’ in the abstract with this exact orthography. This is to strengthen future database searches.
  4. Finally, it is suggested (but left facultative) to external data users to involve an ASPIICS co-I in their analysis team and as co-author. This will optimise the communication of the latest instrument expertise to the external data users and allow to coordinate between different analysis teams.


Reference papers for ASPIICS:

  • Lamy, P., Damé, L., Vivès, S., & Zhukov, A. 2010, in Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, Proc. SPIE, 7731, 18
  • Renotte, E., Alia, A., Bemporad, A., et al. 2015, in Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation VI, Proc. SPIE, 9604, 96040A
  • Galano, D., Buckley, S., Cernica, I., et al. 2018, in Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, eds. H. A. MacEwen, M. Lystrup, G. G. Fazio, et al. Proc. SPIE, 10698, 106982Y

Reference for PROBA-3:

  • Bernaerts, D., Bermyn, J., & Teston, F. 2002, in PROBA (Project for On-board Autonomy), eds. M. Rycroft, & N. Crosby (Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer), 53