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Satellite details
Acronym IRIS
Full name Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the IRIS programme.
  • Main mission: solar observation.
  • Slightly elliptical orbit, 629 km perigee, 670 km apogee.
Mass at launch 236 kg Dry mass
Power 294 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from the Joint Science Operations Center of the Solar Dynamics Observatory under NASA/GSFC control.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 649 km
ECT 06:00 asc


Space agency NASA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 28 Jun 2013 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2023-12-21
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on IRIS

Acronym Full name
IRIS Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph
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