Satellite SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Users Government
Purpose Space Science
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -102
Perigee (km) 35779
Apogee (km) 35791
Eccentricity 0.000142331870477998
Inclination (degrees) 28
Period (minutes) 1436.03
Launch Mass (kg.) 3100
Dry Mass (kg.) 1650
Power (watts) 1500
Date of Launch 11-02-2010
Expected Lifetime 5 yrs.
Contractor Goddard Space Flight Center
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Cape Canaveral
Launch Vehicle Atlas 5
COSPAR Number 2010-005A
NORAD Number 36395
Comments Carries three instruments to study the Sun at high time and spatial resolution: HMI, AIA, and EVE.


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