Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review Tool
Satellite Programme: Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph
Single-satellite programme, addressing solar observation
USA programme: NASA responsible of development and operations, in collaboration with a large number of scientific institutes in the US and abroad.
Platform actively stabilised over 3 axes
Design lifetime 2 years.
Exploiting a sunsynchronous orbit.
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Onboard stored data downlinked to Svalbard.
NASA/ARC (Ames Research Center), Moffett Field, CA, responsible for mission operations and the ground data system.
The science data are managed by the Joint Science Operations Center of the Solar Dynamics Observatory, run by Stanford and Lockheed Martin under control of the NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
2013 - 2020
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph
(2013 - 2020)