Solar Maximum Mission (SMM), 2013 -
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- 2013 -
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Biographical / Historical
The Solar Maximum Mission observory was launched from Cape Canaveral in 1980. The High Altitude Observatory (HAO) designed a white light coronagraph/polarimeter for the mission. The Solar Maximum Mission (SMM) observatory provided broad spectral coverage of radiation produced by solar flares. Among SMM's primary science objectives was the study of the dynamics of solar flares and the study of solar magnetic fields associated with the flare phenomenon.The SMM observatory re-entered the Earth's atmosphere in 1989.