TRACE (Transition Region and Coronal Explorer)
NASA's third SMEX (Small Explorer) spacecraft.
TRACE carried a 30-cm extreme ultraviolet imaging
telescope, with a field of view of 8.5 arcminutes and a resolution of 1
arcsecond, for studies of the Sun. It was placed
in a sun-synchronous orbit,
enabling it to make continuous solar observations.
||Apr. 2, 1998
||Vandenberg Air Force Base
||602 × 652 km × 97.8°
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