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Koronas-Foton - a new Russian spacecraft to explore the Sun!
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post Jan 3 2009, 12:23 PM
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http://www.newsinfo.ru/news/2008-12-15/sputnik/174938

Russia will launch a new spacecraft to study the Sun - Koronas-Foton (or Coronas-Photon). Launch is scheduled to occur on 29th of jan 2009.

This is supposed to be the last launch of a Tsyklon rocket.

Once launched Koronas-Photon will be placed into a cirtular orbit 500kms above the Earth. Orbital inclination - 82.5 deg.
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post Jan 30 2009, 09:00 PM
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For us non-Russian-speakers out there: you can follow the project diary in Google Translate.

The Indian RT-2 instrument page also has information, in English, but not a lot.
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- Zvezdichko   Koronas-Foton - a new Russian spacecraft to explore the Sun!   Jan 3 2009, 12:23 PM
- - Hungry4info   Well that was rather sudden...   Jan 4 2009, 04:42 AM
- - mchan   QUOTE (Zvezdichko @ Jan 3 2009, 04:23 AM)...   Jan 4 2009, 06:59 AM
- - Zvezdichko   Yes, it was - there was a Roscosmos link, but the ...   Jan 4 2009, 09:01 AM
- - Zvezdichko   http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=5225...   Jan 22 2009, 11:13 PM
- - Zvezdichko   http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=5277...   Jan 27 2009, 10:22 AM
- - Zvezdichko   http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=247070&cid=10 ...   Jan 29 2009, 08:54 AM
- - Zvezdichko   http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=5303...   Jan 30 2009, 01:40 PM
- - Zvezdichko   http://www.tesis.lebedev.ru/project_diary.html Th...   Jan 30 2009, 02:25 PM
- - Zvezdichko   LAUNCH SUCCESS: http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSel...   Jan 30 2009, 03:23 PM
- - ngunn   Great! Thanks for keeping us updated with even...   Jan 30 2009, 04:10 PM
- - Zvezdichko   What surprised me most is that the Russian space p...   Jan 30 2009, 05:34 PM
- - Zvezdichko   http://iaf.mephi.ru/ We have information that the...   Jan 30 2009, 05:46 PM
- - maschnitz   For us non-Russian-speakers out there: you can fol...   Jan 30 2009, 09:00 PM
- - Sunspot   Spaceflight Now article on the launch http://www.s...   Jan 31 2009, 01:32 PM
- - Zvezdichko   http://zvezdanews.ru/video/day_events/0026033/ - L...   Jan 31 2009, 02:33 PM
- - lyford   Thanks for this - very cool. As someone raised on...   Jan 31 2009, 04:31 PM
- - Zvezdichko   I also wonder how they are able to launch in such ...   Jan 31 2009, 04:47 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (Zvezdichko @ Jan 31 2009, 05:47 PM...   Jan 31 2009, 04:57 PM
- - Zvezdichko   Roscosmos announces that the team has started swit...   Feb 20 2009, 10:28 AM
- - Sunspot   Are we likely to see any data/images from this mis...   Feb 20 2009, 10:44 AM
|- - tedstryk   QUOTE (Sunspot @ Feb 20 2009, 10:44 AM) A...   Feb 21 2009, 03:37 AM
- - Zvezdichko   I think it's very, very likely - especially fr...   Feb 20 2009, 10:49 AM
- - Zvezdichko   FIRST IMAGES!!!! http://www.rosco...   Feb 27 2009, 10:10 AM
- - Sunspot   WOW... that was quick   Feb 27 2009, 12:10 PM
- - Dominik   Awesome images! I always love to view the newe...   Feb 27 2009, 12:32 PM
- - Zvezdichko   http://tesis.lebedev.ru/project_diary.html A whol...   Mar 3 2009, 11:49 AM
|- - ustrax   Look ma, no show off! Just love the russian so...   Mar 4 2009, 07:48 PM
|- - lyford   QUOTE (ustrax @ Mar 4 2009, 11:48 AM) ......   Mar 5 2009, 02:33 AM
- - Zvezdichko   Thanks, folks! More news coming: http://www....   Mar 5 2009, 10:34 AM
- - Juramike   Wow. These are beautiful. Is this going to be th...   Mar 5 2009, 01:10 PM
- - Zvezdichko   I think so.   Mar 5 2009, 01:12 PM
- - Zvezdichko   http://tesis.lebedev.ru/gallery/image_of_day.php?i...   Mar 14 2009, 10:13 PM
|- - ugordan   A star scanner image with Earth in the FOV?   Mar 14 2009, 10:34 PM
- - Zvezdichko   ugordan: Bingo!   Mar 14 2009, 10:41 PM
|- - ugordan   I'm still having trouble figuring out the geom...   Mar 14 2009, 10:45 PM
|- - Hungry4info   QUOTE (ugordan @ Mar 14 2009, 04:45 PM) I...   Mar 15 2009, 01:49 AM
|- - ynyralmaen   The airglow layer?   Mar 15 2009, 12:38 PM
- - Zvezdichko   According to Roscosmos: http://www.roscosmos.ru/N...   Apr 1 2009, 09:22 AM
- - Zvezdichko   Koronas-Foton photographs solar flares: http://ww...   May 23 2009, 12:52 PM
- - nprev   Ooo...COOL shot, thanks for posting the link, Z...   May 23 2009, 06:45 PM
- - Zvezdichko   I believe these are flares. Btw there's a ver...   May 23 2009, 09:16 PM
- - Zvezdichko   An update: http://www.tesis.lebedev.ru/info/tesis...   May 29 2009, 01:14 PM
- - Zvezdichko   Yet another update (Is anybody interested in the m...   Jun 8 2009, 05:32 PM
|- - Sunspot   QUOTE (Zvezdichko @ Jun 8 2009, 06:32 PM)...   Jun 8 2009, 06:08 PM
- - lyford   Keep the updates coming! I shared some of the...   Jun 8 2009, 08:44 PM
- - imipak   The Google translation app is getting pretty good ...   Jun 9 2009, 07:33 AM
- - Zvezdichko   A new update: http://www.tesis.lebedev.ru/info/ma...   Jun 19 2009, 09:42 AM
- - Zvezdichko   NEW IMAGE: http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp...   Jul 6 2009, 12:03 PM
- - Zvezdichko   http://www.tesis.lebedev.ru/info/tesis_20090722.ph...   Jul 23 2009, 05:57 PM
|- - ugordan   I like how the targeting system tries to keep the ...   Jul 23 2009, 06:30 PM
- - nprev   Cool indeed! The slewing adds an odd sort of i...   Jul 23 2009, 11:52 PM
|- - Zvezdichko   QUOTE (nprev @ Jul 23 2009, 11:52 PM) Coo...   Jul 24 2009, 09:41 AM
- - nprev   Thank you very much, Z! Looks like the Sun is...   Jul 24 2009, 05:43 PM
|- - tedstryk   So great that they are releasing nice images and m...   Jul 26 2009, 12:40 PM
- - Zvezdichko   And there's more! Looks like we have a LIV...   Aug 1 2009, 09:03 AM
- - Zvezdichko   http://tesis.lebedev.ru/ I noticed that the main ...   Aug 1 2009, 09:15 AM
- - Sunspot   But aren't those SOHO images?   Aug 1 2009, 10:15 AM
- - Zvezdichko   Looks like the currently images are of SOHO. Not s...   Aug 1 2009, 10:19 AM
- - Zvezdichko   http://www.tesis.lebedev.ru/info/tesis_20090811.ph...   Aug 17 2009, 07:05 PM
- - Zvezdichko   http://www.izvestia.ru/science/article3132137/ VE...   Aug 24 2009, 02:33 PM
- - imipak   QUOTE recently, STEP began to observe streams of ...   Aug 24 2009, 08:31 PM
- - Zvezdichko   This is what I'm going to ask - is this seriou...   Aug 25 2009, 06:21 AM
- - Hungry4info   Well, if it isn't repeatable, it isn't sci...   Aug 25 2009, 09:27 AM
- - Zvezdichko   http://www.tesis.lebedev.ru/info/tesis_20090927.ph...   Sep 30 2009, 07:01 PM
- - Stu   Wow, that's some image, great catch!   Sep 30 2009, 07:12 PM
- - PDP8E   That is a great image, and a little way into the s...   Sep 30 2009, 08:07 PM
- - nprev   Oh, wow...first Stu's great HiRISE colorizatio...   Sep 30 2009, 11:49 PM
- - Zvezdichko   http://www.tesis.lebedev.ru/info/tesis_20091104.ph...   Nov 6 2009, 11:48 AM
- - Zvezdichko   BAD NEWS - Koronas-Foton is in Safe mode due to a ...   Dec 11 2009, 01:10 PM
- - Zvezdichko   Yesterday I googled the Russian Google and came ac...   Dec 13 2009, 10:07 AM
- - Sunspot   This is disappointing .   Dec 13 2009, 10:17 AM
- - Zvezdichko   Yes, it is. It's not a typical safe mode, but ...   Dec 13 2009, 11:16 AM
- - Zvezdichko   Russia loses contact with Koronas-Foton http://t...   Dec 18 2009, 12:32 PM
- - Hungry4info   This is terrible to hear. Of curiosity, does Koron...   Dec 18 2009, 04:56 PM
- - Zvezdichko   I can't confirm that the chemical batteries ar...   Dec 18 2009, 05:47 PM
- - nprev   Terrible news.   Dec 18 2009, 05:58 PM
- - Sunspot   awwwww bad news We still have SDO launching in a ...   Dec 18 2009, 06:26 PM
- - Zvezdichko   SDO has a very friendly Facebook chatter and IIRC ...   Dec 18 2009, 06:30 PM
- - mchan   That is unfortunate. I am reminded of a similar m...   Dec 19 2009, 01:50 AM
- - Big_Gazza   I'm still having problems coming to terms with...   Dec 19 2009, 08:52 AM
- - nprev   To give the KF team their due: Project management/...   Dec 19 2009, 09:20 AM
- - Zvezdichko   I have my explaination why this happened, but I...   Dec 19 2009, 09:43 AM
- - djellison   You're not sure if you should mention politics...   Dec 19 2009, 10:56 AM
- - Zvezdichko   Koronas-Foton returns to life! http://www.izv...   Dec 29 2009, 03:59 PM
- - Sunspot   That's incredible news   Dec 29 2009, 05:56 PM
- - Zvezdichko   I'd like to advice you to wait for an official...   Dec 29 2009, 05:58 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (Zvezdichko @ Dec 29 2009, 05:58 PM...   Dec 29 2009, 06:14 PM
- - Zvezdichko   Yes, you are right, I should check my sources when...   Dec 29 2009, 06:42 PM
|- - tedstryk   Great news!   Dec 31 2009, 04:50 PM
- - nprev   Great news indeed! Will be interesting to s...   Dec 31 2009, 07:28 PM
- - Zvezdichko   Doh! Look what I found out here: http://www.t...   Jan 2 2010, 10:18 AM
- - imipak   How utterly bizarre. Does this mean Roscosmos shou...   Jan 2 2010, 05:36 PM
- - Zvezdichko   I really don't know how to comment this. My pe...   Jan 3 2010, 05:07 PM
- - Zvezdichko   http://tesis.lebedev.ru/info/tesis_20100118.php K...   Jan 18 2010, 01:43 PM
- - mps   I also don't have any good explanation. But th...   Jan 18 2010, 05:15 PM
- - Zvezdichko   QUOTE (mps @ Jan 18 2010, 06:15 PM) But t...   Jan 18 2010, 06:23 PM


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