The Solar Maxmimum Mission (SMM) was operated from Earth orbit with daily operations planning from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center by the instrument teams.
RAL Space Involvement
Development and operation of the X-ray Polychromator (XRP; RAL Principal Investigator), an X-ray instrument for the study and analysis of hot solar flare plasmas.
To study solar magnetic fields associated with the flare phenomenon
14 February 1980
Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UK; Lockheed Martin Palo Alto USA
Further Project Information
NASA (link opens in a new window)
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