Kuafu-1: China’s First Space-based Solar Telescope

China recently (on October 09, 2022) launched its first space-based solar telescope, the Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory (ASO-S) nicknamed Kuafu-1, after a giant in Chinese mythology who chased the sun (using a Long March 2D rocket).


  • Aditya-L.1 is the proposed first observatory-class space-based solar mission from India. The spacecraft will be placed in a halo orbit around the first Lagrange point, L1, of the Sun-Earth system.