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The Solar-C Mission
Author(s): Tetsuya Watanabe
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Paper Abstract

Solar-C is a mission designed to answer some of the most important questions in solar physics. Recent progress from missions like Hinode has revealed that the different parts of the solar atmosphere are coupled in fundamental ways and has defined the spatial scales and temperature regimes that need to be observed in order to achieve a comprehensive physical understanding of this coupling. Solar-C will deploy a carefully coordinated suite of three complementary instruments: the Solar Ultra-violet Visible and IR Telescope (SUVIT), the high-throughput EUV Spectroscopic Telescope (EUVST), and an X-ray Imaging Telescope (XIT). The science of Solar-C will greatly advance our understanding of the Sun, of basic physical processes operating throughout the universe, and of how the Sun influences the Earth and other planets in our solar system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91431O (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055366
Show Author Affiliations
Tetsuya Watanabe, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9143:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann Jr.; Mark Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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