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Below is a list of the peer-review publications related to MinXSS.  They are about MinXSS or use its data. Here is a BibTeX file with most of these references.


  1. Barbhuiya, M. H., Cassak, P. A., Shay. M. A., Roytershteyn, V., Swisdak, M., Caspi, A., Runov, A., & Liang, H., Scaling of electron heating by magnetization during reconnection and applications to dipolarization fronts and super-hot solar flares, J. Geophys. Res.: Space Phys., 127, e2022JA030610, doi: 10.1029/2022JA030610, 2022. journal
  2. Nagasawa, S., T. Kawate, N. Narukage, T. Takahashi, A. Capsi, and T. N. Woods, Study of Time Evolution of Thermal and Non-Thermal Emission from an M-Class Solar Flare, Astrophys. J., 933, 173, doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac7532, 2022. journal
  3. Spence, H. E., A. Caspi, H. Baheivan, J. Nieves-Chinchilla, G. Crowley, J. Cutler, C. Fish, D. Jackson, T. Moretto-Jorgensen, D. Kumpar, X. Li, J. P. Mason, N. Paschalidis, J. Sample, C. M. Swenson, and T. N. Woods, Achievements and Lessons Learned from Selected Small Satellite Missions for Space Weather-Oriented Research, Space Weather, 20, e2021SW003031, doi: 10.1029/2021SW003031, 2022. journal
  4. Schwab, B. D., T. N. Woods, J. P. Mason, Automated Test and Acceptance System for Battery Cells and Battery Packs for the Development of Highly-Efficient Battery Packs for Small Spacecraft, IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, March 2022.
  5. Schwab, B. D., T. N. Woods, and J. P. Mason, Modeling the Daily Variations of the Coronal X-ray Spectral Irradiance with Two Temperatures and Two Emission Measures, Astrophy. J., in press, 2023. arxiv
  6. Woods, T. N., and J. Elliott, Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) X-ray Photometer System (XPS): Final Data Processing Algorithms, Solar Physics, 297, id.64, doi:10.1007/s11207-022-01997-4, 2022. journal
  7. Woods, T. N., J. W. Harder, G. Kopp, and M. Snow, Solar Cycle Variability Results from the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) Mission, Solar Physics, 297, id.43, doi:10.1007/s11207-022-01980-z, 2022. journal


  1. Ward, W., A. Seppälä, E. Yigit, T. Nakamura, C. Stolle, J. Lastovicka, T. Woods, Y. Tomikawa, F.J. Lübken, S. Solomon, D. Marsh, B. Funke, and D. Pallamraju, Role Of the Sun and the Middle Atmosphere / Thermosphere / Ionosphere In Climate (ROSMIC): A Retrospective and Prospective View, Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 8, ID 47, doi:10.1186/s40645-021-00433-8, 2021. journal
  2. Verkhoglyadova, O. P., C. D. Bussy-Virat, A. Caspi, D. R. Jackson, V. Kalegaev, J. Klenzing, J. Nieves-Chinchilla, J., and A. Vourlidas, Addressing Gaps in Space Weather Operations with Small Satellites, Space Weather, 19, id e02566, doi: 10.1029/2020SW002566, 2021. journal
  3. Qian, L., and T. N. Woods, Solar Flare Effects on the Thermosphere and Ionosphere, in Upper Atmosphere Dynamics and Energetics, ed. W. Wang, Y. Zhang, and L. J. Paxton, AGU, Wash. DC, doi: 10.1002/9781119815631.ch14, 2021.
  4. Chandran, A., T.-W. Fang, L. Chang, H. Priyadarshan, T. N. Woods, C.-K. Chao,R. Kohnert, A. Verma, S. Boyajian, D. Yi,  W. Evonosky, M. Kompella,  R. Tsai-Lin, A. Kumar, S. Srivastava, B. Schwab, R. Sewell, and M. Sarpotdar, The INSPIRESat-1: Mission, Science, and Engineering, Adv. Space Res., 68, 2616-2630, 2021. journal
  5. Caspi, A., M. Barthelemy, C. D. Bussy-Virat, I. J. Cohen, C. E. DeForest, D. R. Jackson, A. Vourlidas, and T. Nieves-Chinchilla, Small Satellite Mission Concepts for Space Weather Research and Operations, Space Weather, 20, e2020SW002554, 2021. journal


  1. Schwab*, B. D., R. H. A. Sewell*, T. N. Woods, A. Caspi, J. P. Mason, and C. Moore, 2020, Soft X-Ray Observations of Quiescent Solar Active Regions Using the Novel Dual-zone Aperture X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, The Astrophysical Journal, 904, 20, journal, arxiv
    • This details results from a sounding rocket flight of the successor instrument that will soon be on orbit for MinXSS-3 (INSPIRESat-1); *These authors contributed equally to this work
  2. Reep, J. W., H. P. Warren, C. S. Moore, C. S., and L. A. Hayes, 2020, Simulating Solar Flare Irradiance with Multithreaded Models of Flare Arcades, Astrophysical Journal, 895, 30, journal, arxiv
  3. Mason, J. P., T. N. Woods, P. C. Chamberlin, A. Jones, R. Kohnert, B. Schwab, R. Sewell, A. Caspi, C. S. Moore, S. Palo, S. C. Solomon, H. Warren, 2020, MinXSS-2 CubeSat Mission Overview: Improvements from the Successful MinXSS-1 Mission, Advances in Space Research, journal
    • This is the MinXSS-2 mission overview paper
  4. Chamberlin, P. C., F. G. Eparvier, V. Knoer, H. Leise, A. Pankratz, M. Snow, B. Templeman, E. M. B. Thiemann, D. L. Woodraska, and T. N. Woods, The Flare Irradiance 1 Spectral Model – Version 2 (FISM2), Space Weather, doi: 10.1002/essoar.10503732.2, 2020. journal
  5. Nieves-chinchilla, T., Lal, B., Robinson, R. Caspi, A., Jackson, D. R., Moretto Jørgensen, T., & Spann, J., International Coordination and Support for SmallSat-enabled Space Weather Activities, Space Weather, 18, e2020SW002568, doi: 10.1029/2020SW002568, 2020. journal
  6. Plowman, J. E., and A. Caspi, A fast, simple, robust algorithm for coronal temperature reconstruction, The Astrophysical Journal, 905, 17, doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/abc260, 2020. journal, arxiv
  7. Verkhoglyadova, O. P., C. D. Bussy-Virat, A. Caspi, D. R. Jackson, V. Kalegaev, J. Klenzing, J. Nieves-Chinchilla, J., and A. Vourlidas, Addressing Gaps in Space Weather Operations with Small Satellites, Space Weather, in press, doi: 10.1029/2020SW002566, 2020. journal, arxiv


  1. McTiernan, J. M., A. Caspi, & H. P. Warren, The Multi-Instrument (EVE-RHESSI) DEM for Solar Flares and Implications for Non-Thermal Emission, 2019, Astrophysics Journal, journal, arxiv


  1. Moore, C. S., A. Caspi, T. N. Woods, P. C. Chamberlin, A. Jones, J. P. Mason, R. A. Schwartz, & A. K. Tolbert, 2018, The Instruments and Capabilities of the Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS) CubeSats, Solar Physics, journal, arxiv
    • This goes into detailed analysis of the MinxSS data
  2. Chamberlin, P. C., T. N. Woods, L. Didkovsky, F G. Eparvier, A. R. Jones, J. L. Machol, J. P. Mason, M. Snow, E. M. B. Thiemann, R. A. Viereck, and D. L. Woodraska, 2018, Solar Ultraviolet Irradiance Observations of the Solar Flares During the Intense September 2017 Storm Period, Space Weather, 16, 1470, journal
  3. Mason, J. P., B. Lamprecht, T. N. Woods, & C. Downs, 2018, CubeSat On-Orbit Temperature Comparison to Thermal-Balance-Tuned Model Predictions, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 32, 237, journal, researchgate
    • This covers the detailed thermal modeling, analysis, testing, and on-orbit temperature performance


  1. Aschwanden, M. J., A. Caspi, C. M. S. Cohen, G. Holman, J. Jing, M. Kretzschmar, E. P. Kontar, J. M. McTiernan, R. A. Mewaldt, A. O’Flannagain, I. G. Richardson, D. Ryan, H. P. Warren, and Y. Xu, 2017, Global Energetics of Solar Flares. V. Energy Closure in Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections, Astrophysical Journal, 836, 1, journal
  2. Moore, C. S., 2017, Atomic Layer Deposition Reflective Coatings for future Astronomical Space Telescopes and the Solar Corona viewed through the MinXSS (Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer) CubeSats, PhD dissertation, University of Colorado at Boulder, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, Publication number:10680697, ProQuest
  3. Mason, J.P., M. Baumgart, B. Rogler, C. Downs, M. Williams, T. N. Woods, S. Palo, P. C. Chamberlin, S. Solomon, A. Jones, X. Li, R. Kohnert, A. Caspi, 2017, MinXSS-1 CubeSat On-Orbit Pointing and Power Performance: The First Flight of the Blue Canyon Technologies XACT 3-axis Attitude Determination and Control System, Journal of Small Satellites, 6, 651, arxiv
    • This analyzes the entire MinXSS-1 mission on orbit in terms of pointing and power performance


  1. Woods, T. N., A. Caspi, P. C. Chamberlin, A. Jones, R. Kohnert, J. P. Mason, C. Moore, S. Palo, C. Rouleau, S. C. Solomon, J. Machol, & R. Viereck, 2016, New Solar Irradiance Measurements from the Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer CubeSat, Astrophys. J. Lett., 835, 122, arxiv, journal
    • This is the first results paper
  2. Grefenstette, B. W., L. Glesener, S. Krucker, H. Hudson, I. G. Hannah, D. M. Smith, J. K. Vogel, S.  White, K. K.  Madsen, A. J.  Marsh, A.  Caspi, B.  Chen, A.  Shih, M.  Kuhar, S. E.  Boggs, F. E.  Christensen, W. W.  Craig, K.  Forster, C. J. Hailey, F. A. Harrison, H. Miyasaka, D. Stern, & W. W.  Zhang, 2016, The First Focused Hard X-ray Images of the Sun with NuSTAR, Astrophys. J., 826, 20, journal, arxiv
    • Used some of the X123 analysis done in Caspi (2015)
  3. Hannah, I. G., B. W.  Grefenstette, D. M.  Smith, L.  Glesener, S.  Krucker, H. S.  Hudson, K. K.  Madsen, A.  Marsh, S. M.  White, A.  Caspi, A. Y.  Shih, F. A.  Harrison, D.  Stern, S. E. Boggs, F. E.  Christensen, W. W.  Craig, C. J.  Hailey, & W. W. Zhang, 2016, The first X-ray imaging spectroscopy of quiescent solar active regions with NuSTAR, Astrophys. J. Lett., 820, L14, journal, arxiv
  4. Mason, J. P., 2016, Solar Eruptive Events: Coronal Dimming and a New CubeSat Mission, PhD dissertation, University of Colorado at Boulder, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Publication number:10150872, fulltext
    • This contains context for the science done with MinXSS, an overview of the mission, and detailed thermal modeling and testing
  5. Moore, C. S., T. N. Woods, A. Caspi, & J. P. Mason, 2016, The Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS) CubeSats: spectrometer characterization techniques, spectrometer capabilities, and solar science objectives, Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 990509 (July 18, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2231945. arxiv, journal
    • This is the first instrument calibration paper
  6. National Academy of Sciences, 2016, Achieving Science with CubeSats: Thinking Inside the Box, National Academies Press, doi:10.17226/23503, article access
    • This describes the successful science CubeSats to date and the path forward
  7. Mason, J. P., T. N. Woods, A. Caspi, P. C. Chamberlin, C. Moore, A. Jones, R. Kohnert, X. Li, S. Palo, & S. C. Solomon, 2016, Miniature X-Ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS) – A Science-Oriented, University 3U CubeSat, J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, 53, 2arxiv, journal
    • This is the mission/spacecraft overview paper


  1. Caspi, A., T. N. Woods, & H. P. Warren,  2015, New observations of the solar 0.5–5 keV soft x-ray spectrum, Astrophys. J. Lett., 802, L2, journal, arxiv
    • These are the results of flying the MinXSS instrument on a sounding rocket prior to launching on MinXSS

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