Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO)

s14_euvi_195_rotated.gifMISSION SUMMARY
Mission: STEREO
Mission type: Solar observation
Launch date: October 2006
Launch vehicle: Delta II
Launch site: Cape Canaveral, FL
Mission duration:Initial 3 yrs, present 4+ yrs
Mission status: Active
Overview: STEREO is a solar observation mission consisting of two nearly identical spacecraft which were launched into orbits that cause them to respectively pull farther ahead of and fall gradually behind the Earth. This will enable stereoscopic imaging of the Sun and solar phenomena, such as coronal mass ejections.

Documents and PowerPoints
STEREO_allSun.pdf

STEREO_01202011.ppt

Related MGGP Links
Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO)
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)

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IMAGES______________________

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MOVIES ___________________

Above: The STEREO mission consists of two spacecraft orbiting the Sun, one moving a bit faster than Earth (A-ahead) and the other a bit slower (B-behind). In the time since the STEREO spacecraft entered these orbits near the beginning of 2007 they have been slowly separating. In Feb. 2011 they reach the point at which they are on opposite sides of the Sun and can observe the entire far side of the Sun.

INTERACTIVES______________

SS-simulator.jpg Solar System Simulator - JPL

logo-eotss-main.png Eyes on the Universe - JPL

MapAPlanet-banner.jpg Map a Planet - USGS

 

 

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