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Advanced OSO



The objectives of this project were to develop and orbit advanced solar observatories and to develop and refine intrumentation for these observatories. These objectives allow the continuing study of solar phenomena which can be measured only above the earth's atmosphere, over a complete cycle of solar activity. This project was satellites. It was cancelled and later replaced by the OSO-I, J, and K series, of which only one, i.e, OSO-I (eye), was launched (as OSO 8).

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 
    Launch Vehicle: Atlas-Agena
    Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
    Mass: 125 kg

    Funding Agency

    • NASA-Office of Space Science (United States)


    • Solar Physics

    Additional Information

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



    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Mr. Adolph J. CervenkaProject ManagerNASA Headquarters
    Mr. John C. LindsayProject ScientistNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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