In 2006, NASA's Heliophysics division has selected in the Living with a Star Program a set of five (mostly new) VxOs to add to the established Virtual Solar Observatory. A number of small projects were also selected to provide data service upgrades for specific datasets. The three year VxO projects are the: Virtual Heliospheric Observatory (VHO, Adam Szabo, PI); Virtual Magnetospheric Observatory (VMO, Jan Merka, PI); Virtual Magnetospheric Observatory (a second VMO, Raymond Walker, PI); Virtual Radiation Belt Observatory (ViRBO, Robert Weigel, PI); and Virtual Ionosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere Observatory (VITMO, Daniel Morrison, PI). This set of VxOs, along with various ongoing efforts and collaborations with other agencies and countries, will bring NASA to the next level of realization of the plans outlined in the Space and Solar Physics Virtual Observatories Workshop.
The two VMOs closely collaborate and share the effort in making data sets available through the VxO environment so both of them will allow querying the same data sets.