We are conducting basic experiments and developing new technologies to establish
a new solar-observing satellite to follow the HINODE (SOLAR-B).
The main scientific goals of the SOLAR-C project are to understand
- Formations of the high-temperature corona and solar wind, and
- Physical process of the solar flare.
These are required
- Measurement of magnetic fields in the solar chromosphere, and
- High spatial and temporal resolution spectrometry to observe the motion and temperature of plasma in the solar chromosphare and corona.
We are proposing a small satellite, SOLAR-C, to do these things. We are also planning to launch
a medium-sized satellite in the 2030s or later, taking over the technology we have developed.
Next-generation Solar-observing Satellite
SOLAR-C will take spectrometric observations of the solar atmosphere from the chromosphere to the corona in extreme ultraviolet light. We aim at its launch in the mid-2020s.