Birthday of SOHO
10 years ago, SOHO, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, was launched. The satellite is able to watch the Sun continuously. It was ment to stay operational for 2 years, now, 10 years later, it still is!
The SIDC is closely involved in the EIT and LASCO instruments, which prove to be very valuable to do the space weather forecast.
Nederlandstalige versie /Version franaise posted on Dec 6, 2005