The solar exploration satellite ‘Kuafu-1’ was successfully launched

The solar exploration satellite ‘Kuafu-1’ was successfully launched

BEIJING: China successfully launched The Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory (ASO-S) satellite carried by the Long March-2D rocket at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu province at 7.43am on Sunday.

The ASO-S also known as “Kuafu-1” features a Full-disc vector MagnetoGraph (FVM), Lyman-alpha Solar Telescope (LST) and Hard X-ray Imager (HXI).

The launch of the integrated satellite is the result of the efforts of Chinese solar physicists who want to strengthen the method of studying the sun in the field of solar exploration in outer space.

Each period of solar activity lasts 11 years and will peak in 2024 to 2025.

ASO-S will take advantage of the opportunity to monitor and study the formation, evolution, interactions and interconnections between magnetic fields and solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs), to provide space-based support to forecasting bodies about catastrophic weather that could affect spaceflight. , telecommunications and advanced technology navigation.

ASO-S Senior Scientist Gan Weiqun said his side will implement a number of international cooperation programs including providing lessons on download methods as well as the use of satellite data and the use of the application involved.

After Kuafu-1’s in-orbit flight test is over, all satellite statistics and applications will be disclosed to the international community for scientific sharing.

source – BERNAMA

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