Just recently, NASA announced exciting progress on a new program that uses two space probes to image the sun’s surface while facing away from Earth. STEREO (“Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory”) uses the satellites are still floating into position for full viewing, but they are already returning images of never-before-seen sun horizons.

In order to download and process the future image data around-the-clock, NASA would like to establish a “mini-Deep Space Network” comprised of experience HAM operators from around the world who can collect signals through 10m X-band antennas. This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of cutting-edge solar science and will support critical early detections and forecasting of solar storms.

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“NASA Sees the ‘Dark Side’ of the Sun” :: Science@NASA :: January 23, 2009 :: [ READ ]


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Last updated February 16, 2018