Coriolis is a test mission for the United States Air Force that carries two scientific payloads: Wind, and the Solar Mass Ejection Imager (SMEI). Wind is a Navy experiment built by the Naval Research Laboratory to passively measure ocean surface wind directions, while SMEI is an Air Force Research Laboratory experiment to observe coronal mass ejections in visible light. The spacecraft's two payloads collect data continuously during a three-year mission.
|launch date||Jan. 6, 2002|
|launch vehicle||Titan II|
|launch site||Vandenberg Air Force Base|
|orbit||830 km × 98.7°|