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Satellite details
Acronym SDO
Full name Solar Dynamics Observatory
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the SDO programme.
  • Main mission: solar processes monitoring.
  • Geosynchronous (not geostationary) orbit of 28.9° inclination, longitude 102°W.
Mass at launch 3200 kg Dry mass 1800 kg
Power 1540 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data availble from NASA/GSFC.
Orbit Geosynchronous orbit Altitude 35756 km
Inclination 29.6 °


Space agency NASA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 11 Feb 2010 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2023-12-21
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on SDO

Acronym Full name
AIA Atmospheric Imaging Assembly
EVE EUV Variability Experiment
HMI Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager
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