The Xihe satellite is designed to record the changes in atmospheric temperature and speed during solar eruptions. Photo: Shutterstock
The Xihe satellite is designed to record the changes in atmospheric temperature and speed during solar eruptions. Photo: Shutterstock

China launches its first sun observation satellite to monitor solar eruptions

  • Xihe sent up by a Long March 2D rocket from Taiyuan launch centre to keep an eye on sun’s surface
  • Eye in the sky will fill gap in optical network, state news agency says

Topic |   China's space programme
The Xihe satellite is designed to record the changes in atmospheric temperature and speed during solar eruptions. Photo: Shutterstock
The Xihe satellite is designed to record the changes in atmospheric temperature and speed during solar eruptions. Photo: Shutterstock
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