About the "Hinode" Project

International Collaboration for "Hinode"

The "Hinode" project is pursued through international collaboration led by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA/ISAS) and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). The three telescopes on board the "Hinode" spacecraft were developed by the following institutions.

Solar Optical Telescope (SOT): NAOJ, LMSAL, HAO, Kyoto Univ., and JAXA/ISAS
X-Ray Telescope (XRT): SAO, JAXA/ISAS, NAOJ, and NASA/MSFC
Extreme-ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS): MSSL, NRL, RAL, Univ. Birmingham, NASA/GSFC, NAOJ, JAXA/ISAS, and Univ. Oslo

International collaboration structure for the development and operation of "Hinode"

ESA: European Space Agency
GSFC: Goddard Space Flight Center
HAO: High Altitude Observatory
ISAS: Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
Kyoto Univ.: Kyoto University
LMSAL: Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory
MSFC: Marshall Space Flight Center
MSSL: Mullard Space Science Laboratory
NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NRL: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
NSC: Norwegian Space Center
RAL: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
SAO: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Univ. Birmingham: University of Birmingham
Univ. Oslo: University of Oslo

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