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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).

Alternate Names

  • AOSO
  • AdvancedOSO

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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