Astrophysics (index)

Solar Maximum Mission

(1980s satellite to study the Sun during solar maximum)

The Solar Maximum Mission (SMM) was an observatory-satellite to study the Sun (e.g., Solar Flares) during the more intense part of the solar cycle. It was launched in 1980, failed in 1981, was repaired by Space Shuttle in 1984, and fell to Earth in 1989. Instruments:

(telescope,solar,space,visible light,x-ray,ultraviolet,gamma rays,past)