Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review Tool
Satellite Programme: Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment
Single satellite programme, to monitor solar irradiance.
USA programme: sponsored by NASA, developed and managed by the Laboratory for Atmospheric & Space Physics (LASP) of the University of Colorado, Boulder.
The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design life time of the satellite is 6 years.
The satellite exploits a low-inclination drifting orbit.
It provides continuity of solar irradiance observation from previous satellites (e.g. UARS) to JPSS-FF.
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Onboard stored data downlinked to two stations managed by LASP, located at Wallops Island, VA, and at Santiago, Chile.
Data processed at the LASP Science Operations Center (SOC), and made available by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
2003 - 2020
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment
(2003 - 2020)