Kuafu

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This article is about the Chinese Space Project. For the mythical giant, see Kua Fu.

The Kuafu project (simplified Chinese: 夸父计划; traditional Chinese: 夸父計劃; pinyin: Kuāfù Jìhuà) is a Chinese space project to establish a space weather forecasting system composed of three satellites, originally to be completed by 2012.[1] As of the Solar Wind XIII conference[2] in June 2012, the planned launch date is 2017.

The project is named after Kua Fu, a Chinese myth about a giant who chased the sun and died trying.

One of these satellites will be placed at the Sun-Earth Lagrangian Point L1, while the other two will be placed in polar orbits.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "我国目光超越月球 "夸父计划"雄心勃勃". People's Daily. 2006-07-25. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  2. ^ ""Solar Wind 13"". 2012-06-20. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  3. ^ "夸父计划进入技术攻关 将发射3颗测日卫星". Xinhuanet. April 16, 2008. Retrieved April 21, 2008.