China launched ASO-S, the first mission in Asia to study the sun

China launched ASO-S, the first mission in Asia to study the sun

On Sunday night, China successfully launched a long-range carrier rocket with ASO-S on board Changjeng-2D.

The cost of ASO-S only came in 2017.

According to the tradition of China's space program, the probe was named from the mythology of the great Asian country.

In addition to the above-mentioned CMS emissions, ASO-S aims to study the solar magnetic field and flares. Our star will be observed during a four-year basic mission, which will also allow the collection of data from the Sun during the peak of the solar cycle in the years 2024-25.

The three instruments of the Chinese probe are simultaneously observing flashes and CMS in order to better define their functioning, in particular the correlation between the major flares and the CMS. The evolution of these two events will also be examined in connection with the solar magnetic field.

Together with data from other missions, such as ESA's Solar Orbiter or NASA's Parker Solar Probe, the Chinese satellite will contribute to the analysis of so-called "space weather." Increasing the volume and diversity of data will allow the construction of new models of space weather. This is a very important prediction because of the consequences that it can have not only on Earth but also on Earth orbit.