BackForwardInstrument:  CCOR 

Instrument details
Acronym CCOR
Full name Compact CORonagraph
Purpose Visible-light imaging of solar corona; monitoring of coronal mass ejections (CME)
Short description Continuously observes solar corona from 3 to 22 R_Sun
Background Heritage from research coronagraphs SOHO/LASCO, STEREO/SECCHI and others
Scanning Technique Sun pointing from L1 Lagrange point. FOV 3-22 R_Sun
Resolution 2048x1920 pixels; equivalent to 37500 km at the solar disk region
Coverage / Cycle 15 min (goal: 5 min)
Mass 25 kg Power 25 W Data Rate 32 bps

 

Providing Agency NRL
Instrument Maturity Backed by strong heritage
Utilization Period: ≥2024 to ≥2036
Last update: 2019-08-27
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Solar activity monitor
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Solar coronagraphic image
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

The following list indicates which measurements can typically be retrieved from this category of instrument. To see a full Gap Analysis by Variable, click on the respective variable.

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Solar coronagraphic image2 - very highNo specific limitation.VIS (400-700 nm), observed with occultation