Solar missions

This page contains news and notices concerning existing missions, new missions and programs, and proposed and existing sounding rocket programs.


SOHO news

Some SOHO news can be found at the SOHO What's New? page.

Other links to SOHO images, movies, and educational resources


SMEI news

[Coriolis mission logo] SMEI news

The Solar Mass Ejection Imager (SMEI) experiment of the Battlespace Environment Division of the US Air Force Research Laboratory on the Coriolis spacecraft was launched on 2003 January 6.

[RHESSI mission logo] RHESSI news

The Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI), a NASA Small Explorer (SMEX) spacecraft, was launched on 2002 February 5.


[TRACE mission logo] TRACE news

The Transition Region And Coronal Explorer (TRACE), a NASA Small Explorer (SMEX) spacecraft, was launched launch on 1998 April 1 (really).


  • Recent solar sounding rocket flights


    The 2006 Sun-Earth Connection roadmap

    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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    Web curator: Joseph B. Gurman
    Responsible NASA official: Joseph B. Gurman, Facility Scientist, Solar Data Analysis Center
    [e-mail address: gurman<at>gsfc<dot>nasa<gov>]
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    Last revised 2006 January 06 - J.B. Gurman