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Solar Dynamics Observatory

Launch data:

Designation 36395 / 10005A
Launch date 11 Feb 2010 - 15:23 UT
Launch site CC, SLC-41
Launch vehicle  Atlas-V 401 (AV-021)
Mission Government: Space Science
Astronomy: Solar Observatory
Inclined Geostationary orbit on Mar 12.28:
Perigee / Apogee 35362 x 35616 km
Eccentricity 0.003
Inclination 28.08 deg
Period 1420.93 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Platform  
Operator NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Mass at launch  3100 kg
Dry Mass 1650 kg
Basic shape  box + 2 panels
Dimension (m) 4.5 long, 2.22 side
Equipment HMI, AIA, EVE
Solar array  2 panels, span 6.25
Stabilization  
DC power  1500 W
Design lifetime  5 yrs

A technician puts the finishing touches on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Credit: NASA


Location:

DatePositionRemarks
 April 2010  102.00° W 

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Ref.: #6r, #7(JR621,622,625), #206, #226 - update: 28.08.11