Achievements of Hinode in the first eleven years

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  • Hinode Review Team
  • Khalid Al-Janabi
  • Deborah Baker
  • Luis Bellot-Rubio
  • Louisa Bradley
  • David Brooks
  • Rebecca Centeno
  • J Leonard Culhane
  • Giulio Del Zanna
  • George A Doschek
  • Lyndsay Fletcher
  • Hirohisa Hara
  • Louise Harra
  • Andrew Hillier
  • Shinsuke Imada
  • James A Klimchuk
  • John T Mariska
  • Tiago M. D. Pereira
  • Katharine K. Reeves
  • Takashi Sakurai
  • Toshifumi Shimizu
  • Masumi Shimojo
  • Daikou Shiota
  • Sami K. Solanki
  • Alphonse C Sterling
  • Yingna Su
  • Yoshinori Suematsu
  • Theodore D. Tarbell
  • Sanjiv K. Tiwari
  • Shin Toriumi
  • Ignacio Ugarte-Urra
  • Harry P Warren
  • Tetsuya Watanabe
  • Peter R. Young

External departments

  • UCL – Mullard Space Science Laboratory
  • Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía
  • George Mason University
  • High Altitude Observatory, NCAR
  • University of Cambridge
  • Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory
  • National Institutes of Natural Sciences - National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
  • Nagoya University
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • JAXA Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
  • Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • CAS - Purple Mountain Observatory
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Oslo


Original languageEnglish
Article numberR1
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
Issue number5
Early online date16 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
Publication type

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article


Hinode is Japan's third solar mission following Hinotori (1981-1982) and Yohkoh (1991-2001): it was launched on 2006 September 22 and is in operation currently. Hinode carries three instruments: the Solar Optical Telescope, the X-Ray Telescope, and the EUV Imaging Spectrometer. These instruments were built under international collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, and its operation has been contributed to by the European Space Agency and the Norwegian Space Center. After describing the satellite operations and giving a performance evaluation of the three instruments, reviews are presented on major scientific discoveries by Hinode in the first eleven years (one solar cycle long) of its operation. This review article concludes with future prospects for solar physics research based on the achievements of Hinode.

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