Hinode: Ready for Launch
Date: 22 Sep 2006
The international Hinode spacecraft mounted on its third-stage rocket booster.
Hinode is an international mission to study the Sun. The spacecraft is designed to study the generation, transport and dissipation of magnetic energy from the photosphere to the corona and will record how energy stored in the sun's magnetic field is released.
Image Credit: JAXA
Credit: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency