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The Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE)

Mission Description and Early Results

V. George(ed.) ; G. Rottman(ed.) ; T. Woods(ed.)
The Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE)
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The Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) is a small, free-flying satellite carrying four scientific instruments to measure the solar radiation incident at the top of the Earth's atmosphere. SORCE was successfully launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on 25 January 2003. As one element of NASA's Earth Science Enterprise, the SORCE mission is a joint effort between NASA and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). The primary objectives of SORCE are to make daily measurements of Total Solar Irradiance, TSI, and spectral irradiance over almost the entire spectral range from soft X-rays, through the visible, and into the infrared. The SORCE instruments, the Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM), the Spectral Irradiance Monitor (SIM), two Solar Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiments (SOLSTICE) and the XUV Photometer System (XPS), are currently measuring the Sun's total and spectral irradiance with unprecedented accuracy and precision capable of establishing solar variability.
Springer; February 2007
418 pages; ISBN 9780387376257
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