Astrophysics (index)

Advanced Composition Explorer

(ACE)
(satellite collecting solar wind and cosmic rays)

Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) is a satellite collecting particle data from Solar Wind and Cosmic Rays. It was launched in 1997 targeted for a 5 year mission but with sufficient fuel to stay in orbit until 2024. It orbits near the L1 Lagrangian Point of the Earth and Sun. Instruments:

  • CRIS ("Cosmic Ray Isotope Spectrometer")
  • RTSW ("ACE Real Time Solar Wind")
  • ULEIS ("Ultra-Low Energy Isotope Spectrometer")
  • SEPICA ("Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) Ionic Charge Analyzer")
  • SIS ("Solar Isotope Spectrometer")
  • SWEPAM ("Solar Wind Electron, Proton and Alpha Monitor")
  • EPAM ("Electron, Proton, and Alpha-particle Monitor")
  • MAG ("Magnetometer")

(space,particles,solar,NASA,L1)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Composition_Explorer
http://www.srl.caltech.edu/ACE/
http://science.nasa.gov/missions/ace/

Referenced by:
Lagrangian Point
NASA

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