Satellite IRIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrometer) of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names IRIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrometer)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Users Government
Purpose Space Science
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 620
Apogee (km) 664
Eccentricity 0.0031374786081004
Inclination (degrees) 97.9
Period (minutes) 97.5
Launch Mass (kg.) 236
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 28-06-2013
Expected Lifetime 2 yrs.
Contractor Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC)
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Vandenberg AFB
Launch Vehicle L1011
COSPAR Number 2013-033A
NORAD Number 39197
Comments Investigate the sun´s corona, solar wind and atmosphere


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