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Projet Stereo



THE STEREO Mission at IAS




STEREO (Solar TErrestrial Relations Observatory) is a NASA mission composed of two nearly identical spacecraft that provide us with unprecedented three dimensional views of our Sun. STEREO was successfullly lauched by a Delta II rocket on October 25, 2006 at 8:52pm EDT from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The nominal duration of the mission is two years.

Each of the two STEREO spacecraft is equiped with 4 instruments suites:


IAS contributions and responsibilities


Hardware

IAS participated in the development, fabrication and tests of the EUVI telescopes of the SECCHI suite of telescopes. The mirrors of EUVI were poilshed and coated at the Institut d'Optique IAS performed the radiometric calibration of these optics.

Software

IAS leads the development FESTIVAL, a multiscale data vizualisation tool for STEREO/SECCHI data.




More STEREO resources:

STEREO at NASA Goddard Space flight Center
The STEREO Science Center at NASA Goddard Space flight Center
STEREO at NASA
STEREO page at the Institut d'Optique

Latest update: 28 March 2007