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Data Products: CCOR White Light Intensity (GOES-U only)

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Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) image of the upper solar corona, extending out to 13 million miles away from the sun, showing the eruption of a coronal mass ejection on February 27, 2000. The GOES-U CCOR data products will be similar.

The GOES-U Compact Coronagraph (CCOR) will image the solar corona (the outer layer of the sun’s atmosphere) and help detect and characterize coronal mass ejections (CMEs). CCOR’s primary data product is coronal white light intensity from which NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) can perform CME characterization. Higher-level data products include CME velocity, direction, and mass. SWPC will use these products to predict geomagnetic storm conditions at least one day in advance.