This page contains news and notices concerning existing missions, new missions
and programs, and proposed and existing sounding rocket programs.
Some SOHO news can be found at the
SOHO What's New? page.
Other links to
SOHO images, movies, and educational resources
Solar Mass Ejection Imager (SMEI) experiment of the Battlespace Environment Division
of the US Air Force Research Laboratory on the
was launched on 2003 January 6.
The Reuven Ramaty High Energy
Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI), a
NASA Small Explorer
(SMEX) spacecraft, was launched on 2002 February 5.
The Transition Region And
Coronal Explorer (TRACE), a NASA
Explorer (SMEX) spacecraft, was launched
launch on 1998 April 1 (really).
Recent solar sounding rocket flights
As part of NASA's strategic
"roadmap" program for the entire agency, the Heliophysics community
has developed plans for the next two decades.
Future solar missions
Information on approved and proposed
solar missions and solar-terrestrial programs, including:
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Joseph B. Gurman
Responsible NASA official:
Joseph B. Gurman,
Facility Scientist, Solar Data Analysis Center
+1 301 286-4767
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Solar Physics Branch / Code 612.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Last revised - J.B. Gurman