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Paper: Solar-B: Status of Project
Volume: 289, The Proceedings of the IAU 8th Asian-Pacific Regional Meeting, Volume I
Page: 37
Authors: Suematsu, Y.
Abstract: The Solar-B spacecraft, currently under development for a planned launch in the summer of 2005, carries the Solar Optical Telescope (SOT) to make precise measurements of magnetic fields of the solar photosphere with a high spatial resolution, the X-Ray Telescope (XRT) to observe the dynamics of the high temperature corona, and the EUV Imaging Spectrometer (EIS) to observe plasma motions in the transition region and corona. The aim of Solar-B is to investigate the physical coupling between the photosphere (engine) and the corona (dissipater) to ultimately understand the mechanism of coronal dynamics and heating. The magnetic field maps with 0.2-0.3 arcsecond resolution, the images of the high temperature corona with 1arcsec resolution, and the precise coronal velocity maps provided by these telescopes will all be new, and unprecedented scientific outcomes are expected.
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