Instrumentation: Solar-Terrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO)


Figure 1. A Mechanical Representation of the HI Instrument (fake colours)

The University of Birmingham Astrophysics and Space Research Group are responsible for the management and overall design of the Heliospheric Imager (HI). HI is part of the Sun Earth Connection Coronal & Heliospheric Investigation (SECCHI) suite of instruments on board the NASA Solar-Terrestrial RElations Observatory. STEREO was launched Wednesday, October 25th 2006, at 8:52 p.m. EDT on a Delta II 7925-10L rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

  • The UK STEREO website contains up-to-date information and press releases.

    Please view the presentations linked below to find out more detailed information about STEREO, SECCHI and HI.

    STEREO Presentations

    SECCHI Science Overview
    01_Science.pdf (0.99 MB)
    SECCHI Instrument Overview
    02_SECCHI_Hardware.pdf (2.67 MB)
    HI Overview
    22_HIOverview.pdf (611KB)
    HI Optical Design
    23_HIOptical.pdf (755KB)
    HI Mechanical and Thermal Design
    24_HI_Mechanical.pdf (3.24MB)

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