• Home
  • Instruments
  • Ace/Dscovr Satellite Tracker

Ace/Dscovr Satellite Tracker

Observes the real time solar wind from the ACE/DSCOVR satellite

Font Size zoom inzoom out


  • System
  • data
  • summary

    Positioned at a L1 (Lagrangian) point between the Earth and the Sun where attractive force balances centrifugal force, ACE satellite observes the passing solar wind, which is comprised of a stream of charged particles, called plasma, ejected from the upper atmosphere of the Sun. The raw data received by ACE antenna are transmitted to SWPC and then analyzed. In order to prevent a breakdown in communications and unexpected damage in the environment, related preventative systems are established based on the analyzed data.

  • Ace Satellite Tracker Diagram

    Ace Satellite Tracker Diagram