China launches its first Sun-observing satellite…

The satellite, named after the Sun goddess “Shihi” in ancient Chinese mythology, was launched from the Taiyuen Satellite Center in Shansi province with a Long March 2D rocket, according to the China Global Television Network (CTGN) .

Because the dark red is tuned to observe rays in the H-Alpha spectrum, it’s technically “Chinese H-Alpha Sun It was reported that the satellite, named “Explorer” (CHASE), settled in its planned position in Earth orbit after the launch.

Carrying China’s first Solar telescope, the 550-pound satellite will move in Earth orbit to remain in a fixed position facing the Sun.

The satellite’s reconnaissance mission is scheduled to take 3 years.

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