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GOES Solar X-ray Imager

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GOES 13

GOES 13 SXI images

GOES 13 SXI
First Public Image July 6, 2006

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GOES 14

GOES 14 SXI images

GOES 14 SXI image
First Public Image August 13, 2009

GOES 15

GOES 15 SXI images

GOES 15
First Public Image August 4, 2010

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GOES 12 SXI GOES Program

GOES SXI Archive -- National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
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The GOES 12 through 15 spacecraft each carry a sophisticated Solar X-ray Imager to monitor the Sun’s X-rays for the early detection of solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and other phenomena that impact the geospace environment. This early warning is important because travelling solar disturbances affect not only the safety of humans in high-altitude missions, such as human spaceflight, but also military and commercial satellite communications. In addition, coronal mass ejections can damage long-distance electric power grids, causing extensive power blackouts.

Organizations Participating in the GOES SXI Program