Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph Experiment (LASCO)


temp Welcome to the home page of the LASCO instrument, brought to you by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Space Science Divison's Solar Physics Branch. LASCO is one of several instruments on board the enormously successful SOHO mission, a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA.

LASCO image Researchers in the Solar Physics Branch have been involved in observational and theoretical studies of the solar atmosphere since the early years of the space age. Experiments developed at NRL have flown on NASA missions such as Skylab/ATM, the OSO satellite series, the Space Shuttle STS-3, Spacelab-2 and ATLAS missions.

It is now since SOHO Launched on December 2, 1995!