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Satellite details
Acronym Solar-B (Hinode)
Full name Solar-B (Hinode)
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the Solar programme.  "Hinode" = "Sunrise".
  • Main mission: solar processes observation.
Mass at launch 893 kg Dry mass 700 kg
Power 1000 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from JAXA.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 680 km
ECT 06:00 asc


Space agency JAXA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 23 Sep 2006 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2023-04-27
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 Solar-B (Hinode)

Acronym Full name
EIS EUV Imaging Spectrometer
SOT Solar Optical Telescope
XRT X-Ray Telescope
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