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Artist view of Yohkoh with sun in background

Yohkoh (ようこう, meaning "sunbeam"), is the name of a Japanese artificial satellite which was put into orbit.

The launch was a project of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of the University of Tokyo.

The satellite was sent into orbit on August 30, 1991.[1] Its mission was to study the sun.

On September 12, 2005 the spacecraft burned up during reentry.

References[change | change source]

  1. JAXA, "Catalogue of ISAS Missions" Archived 2014-12-31 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-4-16.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Yohkoh at Wikimedia Commons