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2019

TCTE Mission Ends

July 24

As planned, the Total Solar Irradiance Calibration Transfer Experiment (TCTE) science mission ended on June 30, 2019. TCTE was built and operated by CU/LASP for NOAA under a NASA contract. TCTE launched aboard the U.S. Air Force Space Test Program Satellite-3 (STPSat-3) on Nov. 19, 2013 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. To achieve the levels […]

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SORCE Operations Extended to January 2020

July 15

Great news for the SORCE mission! After a Key Decision Point (KDP) Meeting regarding SORCE’s Phase F, NASA Headquarters has decided to extend SORCE operations into January 2020. SORCE has had battery issues for years and had some communication outages in April 2019. This later anomaly triggered NASA HQ to accelerate the SORCE decommissioning planning […]

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SORCE Reaches 6000 Days in Orbit!

June 30

The SORCE team hosted an Ice Cream Social at LASP to celebrate that SORCE has been in orbit for 6000 days at the end of June 2019! To recognize this milestone attendees topped their ice cream sundaes with 6000 M&Ms, which included some fun custom M&Ms (see photo). SORCE launched on Jan. 25, 2003 and […]

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2018

SORCE Celebrates 15 Years!

January 31, 2018

We are thrilled to be celebrating the 15-year anniversary of the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment. On January 25, 2003, the spacecraft was delivered into low Earth orbit on a Pegasus XL launch vehicle. This NASA satellite is carrying four instruments developed and built by LASP – TIM, SIM, SOLSTICE, and XPS. The primary objective […]

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2017

TSIS-1 Launches

December 17, 2017

After years in the making (almost 2 decades!), the Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS-1) launched on Dec. 15, 2017 onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It was a beautiful site from Kennedy Space Center! The Dragon capsule with all of the precious cargo arrived to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, Dec. […]

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Total Solar Eclipse: August 21

August 31, 2017
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SIST Meeting in May 2017

June 15, 2017
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SIM Releases Version 23

April 1, 2017
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2016

New Climate Records Released Are Based on SORCE Measurements

December 5, 2016
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2016 AGU Meeting Summary

December 2, 2016
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New SOLSTICE Data Product

October 6, 2016
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SORCE REU Students

June 1, 2016
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2015

SOLSTICE Version 15

October 1, 2015
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2014

SORCE Mission Operations Presented with “Science Phoenix Award”

August 14, 2014
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Daily SORCE Measurements Return

August 14, 2014
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2013

2012 SORCE Science Team Meeting Summary

October 23, 2013
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SORCE Spacecraft Status

August 19, 2013
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The SORCE Mission Celebrates Ten Years!

January 28, 2013
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2012

SORCE REU Students

August 1, 2012
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SORCE Sponsors Solar Teacher Workshop

June 25, 2012
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Observations of the Venus Transit – Total Irradiance

June 10, 2012
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SSI Variations Workshop

March 1, 2012
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2011

SORCE Scientists Participate in Two ISSI Working Groups

January 19, 2011
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2008

CU-Boulder Returns $3 Million in Cost-Savings to NASA

June 17, 2008
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2007

SORCE Receives 4-Year Extension to Study the New Solar Cycle

September 1, 2007
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The Sun Approaches Its 11 Year Minimum and Activity Cycle 24

June 1, 2007
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Enhanced SORCE Data Products

March 1, 2007
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2006

NIST Hosts TIM Optical Power Measurements

December 1, 2006
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SSI Intercomparison Workshop

October 1, 2006
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SSI & Climate Modeling Workshop (Aug. 2006)

June 1, 2006
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2005

“Solar Physics” Features Special Issue on SORCE

December 22, 2005
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September Solar Storm

October 10, 2005
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Deep Impact Follow-up

August 9, 2005
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Solar Physics Special Issue

June 27, 2005
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2005 SORCE Science Meeting: Call For Papers

June 2, 2005
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2005 SORCE Science Meeting: Paleo Connections Between the Sun, Climate, and Culture (September 14-16)

April 7, 2005
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SORCE Team Celebrates 2 Years and Takes a Look Back

February 1, 2005
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2004

November Solar Storms and Aurora

December 29, 2004
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SORCE Science Meeting a Great Success

November 23, 2004
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SORCE Receives “NASA Group Achievement Award”

August 30, 2004
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Eighteen months of successful operation on-orbit!

August 12, 2004
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Venus Transit

July 16, 2004
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SORCE Celebrates 1 Year in Orbit!

January 26, 2004
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2003

Major Solar Activity at the End of October

November 13, 2003
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SORCE Continues to Make Excellent Progress

October 6, 2003
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SORCE Making Excellent Daily Solar Observations

September 3, 2003
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July 25, 2003

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June 26, 2003

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May 30, 2003

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May 2, 2003

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March 26, 2003

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March 4, 2003

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February 14, 2003

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February 7, 2003

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February 6, 2003

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January 29, 2003

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January 27, 2003

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January 25, 2003

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January 24, 2003

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January 23, 2003

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January 22, 2003

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January 16, 2003

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January 7, 2003

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2002

December 18, 2002

December 18, 2002
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November 15, 2002

November 15, 2002
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November 7, 2002

November 7, 2002
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September 26, 2002

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August 15, 2002

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July 24, 2002

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July 18, 2002

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June 26, 2002

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