Sun Earth Connection Coronal and Heliospheric Investigation (SECCHI) (English)

In: Space Science Reviews   ;  136 ,  1  ;  67-115  ;  2008

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Abstract The Sun Earth Connection Coronal and Heliospheric Investigation (SECCHI) is a five telescope package, which has been developed for the Solar Terrestrial Relation Observatory (STEREO) mission by the Naval Research Laboratory (USA), the Lockheed Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory (USA), the Goddard Space Flight Center (USA), the University of Birmingham (UK), the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK), the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (Germany), the Centre Spatiale de Leige (Belgium), the Institut d’Optique (France) and the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (France). SECCHI comprises five telescopes, which together image the solar corona from the solar disk to beyond 1 AU. These telescopes are: an extreme ultraviolet imager (EUVI: 1–1.7 R⊙), two traditional Lyot coronagraphs (COR1: 1.5–4 R⊙ and COR2: 2.5–15 R⊙) and two new designs of heliospheric imagers (HI-1: 15–84 R⊙ and HI-2: 66–318 R⊙). All the instruments use 2048×2048 pixel CCD arrays in a backside-in mode. The EUVI backside surface has been specially processed for EUV sensitivity, while the others have an anti-reflection coating applied. A multi-tasking operating system, running on a PowerPC CPU, receives commands from the spacecraft, controls the instrument operations, acquires the images and compresses them for downlink through the main science channel (at compression factors typically up to 20×) and also through a low bandwidth channel to be used for space weather forecasting (at compression factors up to 200×). An image compression factor of about 10× enable the collection of images at the rate of about one every 2–3 minutes. Identical instruments, except for different sizes of occulters, are included on the STEREO-A and STEREO-B spacecraft.

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Foreword
Russell, C. T. | 2008
5
The STEREO Mission: An Introduction
Kaiser, M. L. / Kucera, T. A. / Davila, J. M. / Cyr, O. C. / Guhathakurta, M. / Christian, E. | 2007
17
The STEREO Observatory
Driesman, Andrew / Hynes, Shane / Cancro, George | 2007
45
STEREO Space Weather and the Space Weather Beacon
Biesecker, D. A. / Webb, D. F. / Cyr, O. C. | 2007
67
Sun Earth Connection Coronal and Heliospheric Investigation (SECCHI)
Howard, R. A. / Moses, J. D. / Vourlidas, A. / Newmark, J. S. / Socker, D. G. / Plunkett, S. P. / Korendyke, C. M. / Cook, J. W. / Hurley, A. / Davila, J. M. et al. | 2008
117
STEREO IMPACT Investigation Goals, Measurements, and Data Products Overview
Luhmann, J. G. / Curtis, D. W. / Schroeder, P. / McCauley, J. / Lin, R. P. / Larson, D. E. / Bale, S. D. / Sauvaud, J.-A. / Aoustin, C. / Mewaldt, R. A. et al. | 2007
185
The STEREO IMPACT Boom
Ullrich, Robert / McCauley, Jeremy / Turin, Paul / McKee, Ken / Donokowski, Bill | 2008
203
The STEREO/IMPACT Magnetic Field Experiment
Acuña, M. H. / Curtis, D. / Scheifele, J. L. / Russell, C. T. / Schroeder, P. / Szabo, A. / Luhmann, J. G. | 2007
227
The IMPACT Solar Wind Electron Analyzer (SWEA)
Sauvaud, J.-A. / Larson, D. / Aoustin, C. / Curtis, D. / Médale, J.-L. / Fedorov, A. / Rouzaud, J. / Luhmann, J. / Moreau, T. / Schröder, P. et al. | 2007
241
The STEREO IMPACT Suprathermal Electron (STE) Instrument
Lin, R. P. / Curtis, D. W. / Larson, D. E. / Luhmann, J. G. / McBride, S. E. / Maier, M. R. / Moreau, T. / Tindall, C. S. / Turin, P. / Wang, Linghua | 2008
257
The Suprathermal Ion Telescope (SIT) For the IMPACT/SEP Investigation
Mason, G. M. / Korth, A. / Walpole, P. H. / Desai, M. I. / Von Rosenvinge, T. T. / Shuman, S. A. | 2007
285
The Low-Energy Telescope (LET) and SEP Central Electronics for the STEREO Mission
Mewaldt, R. A. / Cohen, C. M. S. / Cook, W. R. / Cummings, A. C. / Davis, A. J. / Geier, S. / Kecman, B. / Klemic, J. / Labrador, A. W. / Leske, R. A. et al. | 2007
363
The Solar Electron and Proton Telescope for the STEREO Mission
Müller-Mellin, R. / Böttcher, S. / Falenski, J. / Rode, E. / Duvet, L. / Sanderson, T. / Butler, B. / Johlander, B. / Smit, H. | 2007
391
The High Energy Telescope for STEREO
Rosenvinge, T. T. / Reames, D. V. / Baker, R. / Hawk, J. / Nolan, J. T. / Ryan, L. / Shuman, S. / Wortman, K. A. / Mewaldt, R. A. / Cummings, A. C. et al. | 2008
437
The Plasma and Suprathermal Ion Composition (PLASTIC) Investigation on the STEREO Observatories
Galvin, A. B. / Kistler, L. M. / Popecki, M. A. / Farrugia, C. J. / Simunac, K. D. C. / Ellis, L. / Möbius, E. / Lee, M. A. / Boehm, M. / Carroll, J. et al. | 2008
487
S/WAVES: The Radio and Plasma Wave Investigation on the STEREO Mission
Bougeret, J. L. / Goetz, K. / Kaiser, M. L. / Bale, S. D. / Kellogg, P. J. / Maksimovic, M. / Monge, N. / Monson, S. J. / Astier, P. L. / Davy, S. et al. | 2008
529
The Electric Antennas for the STEREO/WAVES Experiment
Bale, S. D. / Ullrich, R. / Goetz, K. / Alster, N. / Cecconi, B. / Dekkali, M. / Lingner, N. R. / Macher, W. / Manning, R. E. / McCauley, J. et al. | 2007
549
STEREO/Waves Goniopolarimetry
Cecconi, B. / Bonnin, X. / Hoang, S. / Maksimovic, M. / Bale, S. D. / Bougeret, J.-L. / Goetz, K. / Lecacheux, A. / Reiner, M. J. / Rucker, H. O. et al. | 2007
565
Theoretical modeling for the stereo mission
Aschwanden, Markus J. / Burlaga, L. F. / Kaiser, M. L. / Ng, C. K. / Reames, D. V. / Reiner, M. J. / Gombosi, T. I. / Lugaz, N. / Manchester, W. IV / Roussev, I. I. et al. | 2006
605
STEREO Ground Segment, Science Operations, and Data Archive
Eichstedt, J. / Thompson, W. T. / Cyr, O. C. | 2007
627
The Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) Education and Outreach (E/PO) Program
Peticolas, L. M. / Craig, N. / Kucera, T. / Michels, D. J. / Gerulskis, J. / MacDowall, R. J. / Beisser, K. / Chrissotimos, C. / Luhmann, J. G. / Galvin, A. B. et al. | 2007