The Solar Maximum Mission


The Solar Maximum Mission (SMM) spacecraft was launched on February 14, 1980, near the height of the solar cycle, to enable the solar phsyics community to examine, in more physically meaningful detail than ever before, the most violent aspect of solar activity: flares.

(From NASA's Solar Maximum Mission: A Look at a New Sun)

SMM recorded its final data in November, 1989.



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Last revised 2009 October 19 - J.B. Gurman