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Instrument: SXI : SOLAR X-RAY IMAGER
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Associated Platforms
GOES-14
GOES-13
GOES-12

Spectral/Frequency Information
Wavelength Keyword: X-Ray
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 6 to 20 Å

Related Data Sets
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Description
Source: NASA GOES Project, http://goespoes.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/instruments/sxi.html ]

The Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI) is essentially a small telescope that is used to monitor solar conditions and activity. Every minute the SXI captures an image of the sun's atmosphere in X-rays, providing space weather forecasters with the necessary information in order to determine when to issue forecasts and alerts of conditions that may harm space and ground systems.

Online Resources
http://goespoes.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/instruments/sxi.html
http://sxi.ngdc.noaa.gov/
http://www.osd.noaa.gov/GOES/goes_o.htm

Instrument Logistics
Instrument Owner: USA/NASA
USA/NOAA