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Space Science Reviews

, Volume 72, Issue 1–2, pp 81–84 | Cite as

SOHO: The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

  • V. Domingo
  • B. Fleck
  • A. I. Poland
Session 1: The Sun and Corona

Abstract

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), together with the Cluster mission, constitutes ESA's Solar Terrestrial Science Programme (STSP), the first “Cornerstone” of the Agency's long-term programme “Space Science — Horizon 2000”. STSP, which is being developed in a strong collaborative effort with NASA, will allow comprehensive studies to be made of the both the Sun's interior and its outer atmosphere, the acceleration and propagation of the solar wind and its interaction with the Earth. This paper gives a brief overview of one part of STSP, the SOHO mission.

Key words

solar physics solar interior solar corona solar wind SOHO 

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References

  1. Domingo, V., Guyenne, T.D. (eds.): 1989, The SOHO mission — scientific and technical aspects of the instruments, ESA SP-1104Google Scholar
  2. Mattok, C. (prep.): 1992, Coronal streamers, coronal loops, and coronal and solar wind composition, ESA SP-348Google Scholar

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Domingo
    • 1
  • B. Fleck
    • 1
  • A. I. Poland
    • 2
  1. 1.Space Science Department of ESAESTECNoordwijkThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Laboratory for Astronomy and Solar PhysicsNASA/Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

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