STEREO: Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory

STEREO uses two nearly identical spacecrafts for stereoscopic imaging of the Sun and heliosphere.

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Credit NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab.

STEREO spacecraft

Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) consists of two nearly identical space-based observatories - one ahead of Earth in its orbit, the other trailing behind. Its mission is to provide the first-ever stereoscopic measurements to study the Sun and the nature of its coronal mass ejections.

Where is STEREO?

Image plot of current position of two STEREO spacecrafts relative to the Sun and Earth.
STEREO positions plot

Mission status

STEREO Ahead spacecraft is in "safe mode" moving in superior solar conjunction. Communications with the STEREO Behind spacecraft were interrupted on 1 October 2014.

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