The Total Irradiance Monitor is used to measure solar irradiance on the TCTE and SORCE missions. Credit: LASP, University of Colorado
This is a long-exposure photograph of the Nov. 19, 2013, Minotaur I launch, as seen from Annapolis, Md. Credit: Copyright Ed Campion
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Total solar irradiance is currently measured by the Total Irradiance Monitor, deployed in 2003 on the LASP-built Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) mission. While SORCE was designed to last for five years, it recorded...