STEREO was launched on October 25 2006, and comprises two identical spacecraft in a heliocentric orbit at 1AU that lead and lag the Earth. The instruments on each spacecraft provide measurements from two vantage points, allowing 3-D studies of the solar atmosphere and CMEs, in addition to a clear view of the Sun-Earth line. See here for details. MSSL has a science Co-I role.
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