The Compact Coronagraph (CCOR) is a space weather instrument that images the solar corona (the outer layer of the sun’s atmosphere) and helps detect and characterize coronal mass ejections (CMEs). The first CCOR instrument, CCOR-1, will fly on the GOES-U satellite. CCOR-1 was optimized for geostationary orbit and for GOES-U interfaces. The addition of CCOR to GOES-U will enhance NOAA’s space weather observational capabilities and improve forecasts. Subsequent CCOR instruments will fly on other NOAA Space Weather Missions.
Images: GOES-U development
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