The Hinode (Solar-B) Mission: An Overview

T. Kosugi, K. Matsuzaki, T. Sakao, T. Shimizu, Y. Sone, S. Tachikawa, T. Hashimoto, K. Minesugi, A. Ohnishi, T. Yamada, S. Tsuneta, H. Hara (+13 others)
2007 Solar Physics  
The Hinode satellite (formerly Solar-B) of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS/JAXA) was successfully launched in September 2006.. As the successor m the Yohkoh mission, it aims to understand how magnetic energy is transferred f_om the photosphere to the upper atmospheres and resulting m explosive energy releases. Hinode is an observatory style mission, with all the instruments being designed and built to wm-k together to address the
more » ... e aims. There are three instruments onboard: the Solar Optical Telescope (SOT). the EUV Imaging Spectrometer (EIS). and the K'ray Telescope (XRTL This paper overviews the mission, including the satellite. _he scientific payload and operations. It will conclude with discusmons on how the international science community can participate in the analysis of the mission data.
doi:10.1007/s11207-007-9014-6 fatcat:akte3k4gs5cajfr73g2xg66hny