According to the latest projections, Yohkoh will stay in orbit until the next solar maximum, around 2010. Over the next few years, it will closely collaborate with RHESSI (Reuven-Ramatty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager), a NASA mission that is providing crucial calibration data for its high-resolution hard X-ray images.
Yohkoh, which means "sunlight," was known before launch as Solar-A.
Related entry Hinode (Solar-B)
Related categories X-RAY SATELLITES
JAPANESE SATELLITES AND SPACE PROBES
SATELLITES AND SPACE PROBES
JAPAN IN SPACE
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