SOHO: The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
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Welcome to the unofficial Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
Web pages. This service is meant to provide information of interest to the
general public, as well as to the international solar physics and
solar-terrestrial physics communities, on the goals and status of
the SOHO mission. This service will remain under
construction for some time. SOHO experiment teams, and the ESA and NASA
SOHO management teams, are invited to contribute material to expand the
usefulness of this service for the SOHO community.
Current information includes:
EXTRA - Scenes from a sim
Here are some random snapshots from the first SOHO simulation, held at
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 1994 November 14 - 18.
The SOHO project is being carried out by the European Space Agency
the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a cooperative
effort between the two agencies in the framework of the Solar Terrestrial
Science Program (STSP) comprising SOHO and CLUSTER, and the
International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Program (ISTP), with Geotail
(ISAS-Japan), Wind, and Polar.
SOHO will be launched on 1995 September 11.
The SOHO spacecraft is being built in Europe by an industry
team led by Matra, and instruments are being provided by
European and American scientists. There are nine European Principal
Investigators (PI's) and three American ones. Large engineering teams and more
than 200 co-investigators support the PI's in the development of the
and in the preparation of their operations and data analysis.
NASA is responsible for the launch
and mission operations. Large radio dishes around the world which form NASA's
DSN will be used to track the spacecraft beyond the Earth's orbit. Mission
control will be based at GSFC in Maryland.
Related World-Wide Web pages:
+1 301 286-4767
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Solar Physics Branch / Code 682
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Last revised 22 November, 1994 - J.B. Gurman