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Advanced Solar Observatory, also called Kuafu 1 (in Chinese mythology a giant who chases the sun)


Designation 54029 / 22129A
Launch date 8 Oct 2022
Country of origin China
Mission Observation of the Sun
Perigee/Apogee 720 km sun-synchronous
Inclination 98.3°
Period 99 min
Launch vehicle Long March #389

It carries a magnetic field imager (FMG), a Lyman-alpha ultraviolet telescope (LST), and a hard X-ray imager (HXI). Will study solar flares to better understand space weather.

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Technical data


Prime contractor CAST
Platform 2000
Mass at launch 888 kg
Dry mass  
Solar array  
DC power 900 W
Design lifetime 4 years

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