SOHO Mission Extended Through 2009http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/so...09.html?2452006
NASA and ESA's long-running Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has been given another mission extension, this time until December 2009.
Interesting comments: "This mission extension will allow SOHO to cement its position as the most important spacecraft in the history of solar physics," says Bernhard Fleck, SOHO’s project scientist, "There is a lot of valuable work for this spacecraft still to do."
Soon, up to the year 2008, will follow 5 more probes to study the Sun.
- 1 The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (ISAS/JAXA) has built Solar B and will launch it later this year.
- 2 Next year, ESA will launch Proba-2, a technology demonstration satellite that carries solar instruments.
- 3 NASA plans to launch the STEREO pair of spacecraft later this year, and the Solar Dynamics Orbiter in 2008.