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Instrument details
Acronym SUVI
Full name Solar Ultraviolet Imager
Purpose Space Weather - Solar activity monitoring
Short description Sun imaging in the 6 channels of the EUV 9.4-30.4 nm range, including Fe-IX at 17.1 nm, Fe-XII at 19.5 nm, Fe-XV at 28.4 nm, and He-II at 30.4 nm
Background New development
Scanning Technique Sun pointing from GEO
Resolution 1500 km at the Sun surface
Coverage / Cycle Full solar disk at 3 images/s rate
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency NOAA
Instrument Maturity Backed by strong heritage
Utilization Period: 2017 to 2033
Last update: 2021-12-16
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Solar activity monitor
WIGOS Subcomponents
  • Subcomponent 2
  • Solar magnetograph, solar EUV/X-ray imagery and EUV/X-ray irradiance, both on the Earth-Sun line and off the Earth-Sun line
  • Solar EUV spectrometer [from L1, GEO, LEO]
  • Solar EUV imager [from L1, GEO, LEO]
  • Subcomponent 3
  • UV spectral imagery (e.g. GEO, HEO, MEO, LEO)
  • EUV spectrometer [from GEO, HEO, MEO, LEO]
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Solar EUV image
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Solar EUV flux2 - very highNo specific limitation.Several channels, moderate dynamic range
Solar EUV image*3 - highNo specific limitation.Fluxmetry with high spatial resolution