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Solar- (Japanese satellites)




The prelaunch designation of a series of satellites built by Japan's ISAS (Institute of Space and Astronautical Science) to study the Sun and its effect on Earth's environment. See Yohkoh (Solar-A) and Hinode (Solar-B). Note: by the time Hinode was launched in 2006, ISAS has become part of JAXA.


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