BackForward Satellite: ASO-S (Kuafu-1) 

Satellite details
Acronym ASO-S (Kuafu-1)
Full name Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Mission in support of space weather.
  • Also known as Kuafu-1 a sun seeker in ancient Chinese mythology.
  • Measures solar magnetic field, solar flares, and CMEs.
  • More on scientific objectives here
Mass at launch 888 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information

The data of ASO-S will be open for anyone to access for free when available.

Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 744 km
ECT 06:00 desc


Space agency CAS
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 08 Oct 2022 EOL ≥2026
Last update: 2023-05-22
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on ASO-S (Kuafu-1)

Acronym Full name
FMG Full-disk solar vector MagnetoGraph
LST Lyman-alpha Solar Telescope
HXI Hard X-ray Imager
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