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HESSI (Bob Lin)

HESSI is a Small Explorer (SMEX) mission focussed on hard X-/-ray radiation as a signature of particle acceleration processes in flare-related events. It has a temporal resolution of 10 ms, without imaging optics but with a grid modulation mechanism to provide image reconstruction.

HESSI will be very much in need of context imaging from other missions (SOHO, TRACE) and/or ground based observatories. Science data will be accessible to the community immediately after aquisition. Operations will be simple, running autonomous full sun imaging.

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Luis Sanchez Duarte
Tue Nov 23 15:15:47 EST 1999