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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - SORCE -
Full Name Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 25 Jan 2003
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 25 Feb 2020
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 27651 (TLE)
International Designator 2003-004A
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 90 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 40 deg
Orbit Altitude 600 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications 5-year nominal mission life, currently in extended operations. Continues the precise, long-term measurements of total solar irradiance at UV and VNIR wavelengths. Daily measurements of solar UV. Precise measurements of visible solar irradiance for climate studies.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereRadiation budget SIM, SOLSTICE, TIM, XPS
Mission Instruments
SIM - Spectral Irradiance Monitor
SOLSTICE - SOLar STellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment
TIM - Total Irradiance Monitor
XPS - XUV Photometer System
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 17 )
SORCE Combined XPS, SOLSTICE, and SIM Solar Spectral Irradiance 24-Hour Means V001 (SOR3D_COMBINED_0 ...
SORCE Extreme Ultraviolet (XUV) Data from the XPS
SORCE Level 3 Total Solar Irradiance 6-Hour Means V019 (SOR3TSI6) at GES DISC
SORCE Level 3 Total Solar Irradiance Daily Means V019 (SOR3TSID) at GES DISC
SORCE SIM Level 3 Solar Spectral Irradiance Daily Means V027 (SOR3SIMD) at GES DISC
SORCE SIM Level 3 TSIS-Adjusted Values Solar Spectral Irradiance 24-Hour Means V001 (SOR3SIMD_TAV) a ...
SORCE SOLSTICE FUV and MUV Level 3 Solar Spectral Irradiance 0.1nm Res 24-Hour Means V018 (SOR3SOLD_ ...
SORCE SOLSTICE FUV Level 3 Solar Spectral Irradiance Daily Means V018 (SOR3SOLFUVD) at GES DISC
SORCE SOLSTICE Level 3 Lyman-alpha Irradiance As-Measured Cadence V018 (SOR3SOLS_LA_018) at GES DISC
SORCE SOLSTICE Level 3 MgII Core-to-Wing Ratio 24 Hour Means V018 (SOR3SOLD_MGII_018) at GES DISC

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (total 23 results)
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI), NRLSSI Version 2. CLIMATE APPLICA ...
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Total Solar Irradiance (TSI), NRLTSI Version 2. CLIMATE APPLICATIO ...
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI), NRLSSI Version 2. CLIMATE APPLICA ...
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI), NRLSSI Version 2. CLIMATE APPLICA ...
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Total Solar Irradiance (TSI), NRLTSI Version 2. CLIMATE APPLICATIO ...
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Total Solar Irradiance (TSI), NRLTSI Version 2. CLIMATE APPLICATIO ...
SORCE Combined XPS, SOLSTICE, and SIM Solar Spectral Irradiance 24-Hour Means V001 (SOR3D_COMBINED_0 ...
SORCE Extreme Ultraviolet (XUV) Data from the XPS
SORCE Level 3 Total Solar Irradiance 6-Hour Means V019 (SOR3TSI6) at GES DISC
SORCE Level 3 Total Solar Irradiance Daily Means V019 (SOR3TSID) at GES DISC

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