hinode in orbit
The Hinode (Solar-B) satellite. Image Source

MSU plays a key role in the day-to-day operations of several Sun-observing satellites such as the X-Ray Telescope on the Japan/US/UK Hinode mission. MSU researchers take part in developing and executing observing plans, coordinating with observers on other orbiting instruments and at ground-based observatories around the world.

MSU personnel involved

David McKenzie, Keiji Yosimura, Aki Takeda, and Adam Kobelski (grad student). Formerly involved: Sabrina Savage (recently graduated with PhD), and Junho Shin.