Solar Physics

, Volume 113, Issue 1–2, pp 361–370 | Cite as

The Solar-A mission

  • Y. Ogawara


The Institute for Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS) is developing a satellite dedicated to high-energy observations of solar flares. The Solar-A will be launched in August–September, 1991, from the Kagoshima Space Center on board a M3S-II vehicle. The instrument complement emphasizes hard X-ray and soft X-ray imaging, and contains instruments supplied in part by U.S. and U.K. experimenters. This paper describes the instrumentation and the tentative observing program.


Flare Solar Flare Instrument Complement Astronautical Science Kagoshima Space 


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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Ogawara
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  1. 1.Institute for Space and Astronautical ScienceTokyoJapan

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