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PICARD is a space mission dedicated to the simultaneous measurement of the absolute total and spectral solar irradiance, the diameter and solar shape, and to the Sun's interior via helioseismology
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Concurrence Opportunities
Expected LifetimeLaunch in spring 2009. Minimum expected lifetime 2 yrs.
Location or OrbitEarth orbit between 700 and 750 km
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Sub-InstrumentsSOVAP SOlar VAriability PICARD: a differential radiometer to measure the total solar irradiance (previously names solar constant), PREMOS PREcision MOnitor Sensor: a set of 3 photometers to study the ozone formation and destruction, and to perform helioseismologic observations, and a differential radiometer to measure the total solar irradiance. SODISM SOlar Diameter Imager and Surface Mapper: an imaging telescope accurately pointed and a CCD which allows to measure the solar diameter and shape with an accuracy of a few milliarc second, and to perfom helioseismologic observations to probe the solar interior.
Data Products
University FacilityNo
National Ground BasedNo
Virtual ArchiveNo
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