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. At of the Solar Wind XIII conference 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 while getting too close.
One of these satellites will be placed at the Sun-Earth Lagrangian Point L1, while the other two will be placed in polar orbits.