Hinode Science Center
Since its launch in September 2006, Japan’s solar physics satellite, the HINODE, has continued its observation of the Sun, sending back solar images of unprecedented clarity every day. HINODE carries three advanced telescopes, and the acquired data are immediately released to the world science community.
The Hinode Science Center has been playing a leading role in instrument design and development, mission operation and data analysis with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and has been promoting international collaboration with NASA, UK and ESA. The center also provides a data analysis platform computer facility where information on data analysis and the latest science results can be exchanged. The platform is actively used by researchers and educational personnel inside and outside Japan. The center is also active in public outreach through web releases about new science results from HINODE.