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Picard

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2010-028A

Description

Picard, a French solar physics satellite was launched on a Dnepr rocket from the Dombarovsky Missile Base near Yasny, Russia at 14:42 UT on 15 June 2010. Picard is an investigation dedicated to the simultaneous measurement of the absolute total and spectral solar irradiance, the diameter and solar shape, and to studying the Sun's interior through helioseismology. Picard's 11 cm imaging telescope, called SODISM, will obtain ultra-precise measurements of the Sun's diameter, shape and rotation. Two more instruments, named SOVAP and PREMOS, will measure the total solar irradiance and energy fluctuations in ultraviolet, visible and infrared light.

Alternate Names

  • 36598
  • 2010-028A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-06-15
Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
Launch Site: Yasni, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales France

Discipline

  • Solar Physics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 

Personnel

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