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PUNCH mission

PUNCH mission


Context: NASA has selected an US based Indian researcher to lead its PUNCH mission which will image the Sun.

About PUNCH (Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere):

It  is focused on understanding the transition of particles from the Sun’s outer corona to the solar wind that fills interplanetary space.

It will consist of a constellation of four microsatellites that through continuous 3D deep-field imaging, will observe the corona and heliosphere as elements of a single, connected system.

The mission is expected to be launched in 2022.


Sources: the Hindu.