Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Solar Physics Projects

small SOHO poster SOHO - Launched December 1995
SOHO is a ESA/NASA mission designed to study the quiet Sun. It was launched in December 1995. MSSL is part of the consortium, led by RAL, that has been constructing the Coronal Diagnostic Spectrometer (CDS). For more information about SOHO, particularly the CDS instrument, see the SOHO home page.

Yohkoh - Launched August 1991
Yohkoh is a satellite of the Japanese Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) dedicated to high-energy observations of the Sun, specifically of flares and other coronal disturbances.

yohkoh image MSSL is also the home of the Yohkoh Data Archive Centre in the UK.

Blueball bullet For more information about these projects and what we can learn about the physics of our Sun, visit the homepage of the Solar Physics group.

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