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