Welcome to the MSSL CDS/GIS webpages
MSSL is a co-investigator institute on the Coronal
Diagnostic Spectrometer (CDS) on SOHO, along with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (the PI
institute), Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE),
Goddard Space Flight Center, University of Oslo, and others.
CDS is one of twelve instruments to fly on the ESA/NASA Solar and
Heliospheric Observatory and has two complimentary systems; the Normal Incidence Spectrometer (NIS) and the Grazing Incidence Spectrometer (GIS).
In the CDS project, MSSL is responsible for:
- The Grazing Incidence detector System (GIS) and associated electronics and software
- The Command and Data Handling System (CDHS)and software
- The Experiment Power Supply (EPS)
- Software for analysis of the GIS data
NEWS: It recently has been determined that the GIS pointing relative to NIS is 20.2 arcsec offset to the south.
NEWS: New GSETs have been installed for the GIS
Read the latest GIS Status report (dated 11 May 2006).
For further information on GIS use the menu options on the left.
If you have any questions related to GIS data please contact
This page last modified 11 May, 2006