China has made many achievements in the field of space for some time. Their first rover is working on Mars. They have brought soil samples from the Moon. His own International Space Station has been established and is about to start work. Now it has launched its first Solar Observation Satellite. China’s first solar telescope is installed in this satellite so that scientists will be able to study solar flares. China says that this telescope is quite different from the 70 satellites sent to investigate the Sun in space so far.
What is the name of this satellite launched by China?
The telescope mounted in this satellite will observe the deep red H alpha line of the solar spectrum. It will help scientists to study the solar flare. Its name is Chinese H Alpha Solar Explorer (CHASE). Its Chinese name is Xi (Xihe), which is the name of the Sun goddess in Chinese mythology.
The weight of this satellite is 550 kg, and it has been designed for three years. Although this satellite will revolve around the Earth, its position will be stable in terms of the Sun so that it will be able to observe the Sun and collect data and take pictures of it. The chase’s chief commander, Chen Jianjin, says it has exceptionally high performance in maintaining precise direction.
Only the eyes will remain on the Sun
Jianjin, a researcher working at the 8th Institute of Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation of China, said that we have to see it very well when we make a mark. At the same time, we have to keep our hands and body steady for this. Chase will also keep an eye on the Sun in the same way.
Solar flame can be studied.
China has built a network of solar observation centres on Earth in many places in its country. Experts say that China’s solar observation in space is beginning with the launch of this new satellite. The data from this will help scientists better understand solar flares.
Safety of spacecraft and passengers
The data from this mission will prove helpful in understanding solar flares, due to which satellite communication and communication systems remain at risk. Fang Cheng, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, says that the launch of the chase is significant for the safety of spacecraft and passengers.
Communication and navigation systems
Cheng said that this mission can help us avoid solar flares to protect our space research. At the same time, communication and transport systems on Earth can be affected, which can have a severe impact on our lives. Significantly, this is the reason why solar flare studies are being done all over the world.
Zhao Jian, director of China’s National Space Administration’s Earth Observation and Data Center, says that this new Chinese satellite will work entirely differently from solar satellites sent by other countries. He said that there are 70 solar observation satellites from other countries in the world, but China’s satellite is the first vehicle to observe the H alpha spectrum of the Sun.