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SME (Solar Mesosphere Explorer)
STATUS
PI Instrument And Archive
AVAILABILITY
Data products available from http://lasp.colorado.edu/LISIRD/
REQUEST PROCEDURE
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Solar Instruments
Solar Mesosphere Explorer (SME) measured ultraviolet solar flux, ozone density, and the density of other molecules important to the understanding of ozone chemistry. SME obtained information about the processes that create and destroy ozone in the Earth's mesosphere.
CONTACT
Tom Woods
LASP, U. Colorado
1234 Innovation Dr. Boulder, CO 80303
303-492-4224
tom.woods@lasp.colorado.edu
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SECONDARY CONTACT
Vanessa George
LASP, U. of Colorado
1234 Innovation Dr. Boulder, CO 80303
303-492-5486
Vanessa.George@lasp.colorado.edu
http://lasp.colorado.edu/sme/
SPECIFICATIONS
Spectral Range120-305 nm
Spectral ResolutionN/A
Spatial Coverage and ResolutionN/A
Temporal ResolutionN/A
Data Accuracy1%
Data PrecisionN/A
Physical ObservablesSME measured UV solar flux, ozone density, and the density of other molecules important to the understanding of ozone chemistry.
Derived OutputsN/A
Concurrence OpportunitiesN/A
Expected LifetimeLaunched October 6, 1981. Teminated May 15, 1989.
Location or OrbitLow-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite
Capability SummarySee http://lasp.colorado.edu/programs_missions/past/sme.html
SchedulingN/A
Archival DataSee http://lasp.colorado.edu/programs_missions/past/sme.html or http://lasp.colorado.edu/LISIRD/
Number of UsersN/A
Planned UpgradesN/A
Sub-InstrumentsN/A
Data ProductsSee http://lasp.colorado.edu/programs_missions/past/sme.html or http://lasp.colorado.edu/LISIRD/ for details.
University FacilityNo
National Ground BasedNo
SatelliteYes
Virtual ArchiveNo
REFERENCES
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REMARKS
Launched October 6, 1981. Dr. Charles A. Barth at LASP was the PI. SME measured UV solar flux, ozone density, and the density of other molecules important to the understanding of ozone chemistry. The observatory consisted of five scientific instruments including the 1.27 um (Airglow) spectrometer, the Visible (NO2) spectrometer, the Ultraviolet (Ozone) spectrometer, the Solar (UV) spectrometer and the Infrared Radiometer (IRR). Each instrument gathers data on one or more of the processes that form and destroy ozone and influence its distribution. The mission continued for seven and a half years. On April 14, 1989, contact was lost with the SME satellite, and on May 15, 1989, the SME mission was terminated.
UPDATED ON
16 Nov 2009 10:04