Welcome to DARTS/Hinode


About Hinode

Hinode is the third Japanese Solar astronomical satellite (following Hinotori and Yohkoh) launched on September 23, 2006 by the M-V rocket.

Hinode will reveal heating mechanism and dynamics of the active solar corona via unprecedented quality observations with the on-board Solar Optical Telescope (SOT), X-ray Telescope (XRT) and EUV Imaging Spectrometer (EIS).

Hinode is a Japanese mission developed and launched by ISAS/JAXA, collaborating with NAOJ as a domestic partner, NASA and STFC (UK) as international partners. Scientific operation of the Hinode mission is conducted by the Hinode science team organized at ISAS/JAXA. This team mainly consists of scientists from institutes in the partner countries. Support for the post-launch operation is provided by JAXA and NAOJ (Japan), STFC (U.K.), NASA (U.S.A.), ESA, and NSC (Norway).

Please follow the guidelines for publication when using Hinode data for the scientific analysis.