BackForward Satellite: STEREO-B 

Satellite details
Acronym STEREO-B
Full name Solar-TErrestrial RElations Observatory - B
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd unit of a pair of satellites viewing the Sun from changing positions in the ecliptic.
  • Main missions: Sun process monitoring,
Mass at launch 620 kg Dry mass
Power 475 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data available from NASA/GSFC.
Orbit Ecliptic orbit Altitude
Inclination 23.44 °


Space agency NASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Contact with STEREO-B was lost on 1st October 2014.
Launch 26 Oct 2006 EOL 01 Oct 2014
Last update: 2020-02-27
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 STEREO-B

Acronym Full name
PLASTIC PLAsma and SupraThermal Ion and Composition
IMPACT/STE IMPACT / Suprathermal Electron Telescope
IMPACT/SWEA IMPACT / Solar Wind Electron Analyzer
SECCHI/COR-1 SECCHI / Coronagraph imager 1
SECCHI/COR-2 SECCHI / Coronagraph imager 2
SECCHI/HI-1 SECCHI / Heliospheric Imager 1
SECCHI/HI-2 SECCHI / Heliospheric Imager 2
IMPACT/SEP IMPACT / Solar Energetic Particles
IMPACT/MAG IMPACT / Magnetometer
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