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GOES SXI
STATUS
Data Archive/facility
AVAILABILITY
SXI data available since April 2003. Due to the nature of the GOES series, these data are expected to be available continuously for the foreseeable future.
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Solar Instruments
The Soft X-Ray Imager is a grazing incidence telescope which uses filters to select bandpasses suited to different solar features. The first GOES satellite to manifest an SXI was GOES-12, which entered operations on 2003. The NOAA GOES satellite program always consists of two operational satellites with an on-orbit spare. The instrumentation is generally the same on all satellites in a given series (e.g. GOES 8-12, GOES 13-15)
CONTACT
Steven Hill
NOAA/SEC
325 Broadway Mail Code W/NP9 Boulder, CO 80305
Steven.Hill@noaa.gov
SPECIFICATIONS
Spectral Range6-60 Angstroms
Spectral Resolutionbroadband
Spatial Coverage and Resolution5" pixels
Temporal Resolution1 minute
Data Accuracy
Data Precision
Physical Observables
Derived OutputsFlare location Coronal hole location
Concurrence Opportunities
Expected Lifetime
Location or OrbitGeosynchronous
Capability Summary
Scheduling
Archival Data
Number of Users
Planned Upgrades
Sub-Instruments
Data Products
University FacilityNo
National Ground BasedNo
SatelliteYes
Virtual ArchiveNo
REFERENCES
http://www.sec.noaa.gov/sxi/
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47