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Advanced Composition Explorer

(satellite collecting solar wind and cosmic rays)

Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) is a satellite collecting particle data from solar wind and cosmic rays. It was launched in 1997 targeted for a 5 year mission but with sufficient fuel to stay in orbit until 2024 and is still in operation. It orbits near the L1 Lagrangian point of the Earth and Sun. Instruments:

(spacecraft,particles,solar,NASA,L1,solar wind,cosmic rays)
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Referenced by pages:
Lagrangian point
solar physics