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Satellite details
Acronym Picard
Full name Picard
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the Picard programme.
  • Main mission: solar spectral irradiance.
Mass at launch 143 kg Dry mass
Power 185 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from the Picard Scientific Mission Center-Picard (CMS-P), Brussels
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 725 km
ECT 06:00 asc


Space agency CNES
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 15 Jun 2010 EOL 04 Apr 2014
Last update: 2017-01-05
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Picard

Acronym Full name
PREMOS Precision Monitoring of Solar variability
SODISM Solar Diameter Imager and Surface Mapper
SOVAP Solar Constant Variability, Picard
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