Solar-B renamed ‘Hinode’ after launch

Hinode (former Solar-B) launched
25 September 2006

Solar-B, JAXA's mission to study the solar magnetic field, was successfully launched on 22 September 2006 at 23:36 CEST from the Uchinoura Space Center (USC) in Japan. The mission was renamed 'Hinode', meaning 'sunrise', after launch.
See the JAXA press release here.

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