SULIS
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Name SULIS
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 12U
Organisation Northumbria University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation UK
Manufacturer AIVT by ?
Operator ?
Costs $105 million for the whole consortium
Oneliner

Place three pairs of formation-flying coronagraphs within CubeSats in 1AU orbits around the Sun for Sun magnetic field observations.

Description

Understand the Sun’s link to the inner heliosphere via revolutionary UK-led technology. Provide unprecedented measurements of the magnetic field of the corona answering fundamental questions that underpin the sources of space weather.

I) Provide the first direct measurements of the 3D coronal magnetic field (unique science).
II) Provide eclipse-quality imaging of the extended solar corona (out to 5 solar radii) for deeper understanding of fundamental science underpinning space weather.
III) Demonstrate UK-led future technologies (i.e, smart CubeSat’s; radiation-hardened solar; laser optical communications).

Sources [1] [2]
Photo Sources [1]
Keywords Formation flying, Laser transmitter, Propulsion

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
SULIS-A1 (Solar cUbesats for Linked Imaging Spectropolarimetry) not launched 2025-12-31 Earth-Sun L4
SULIS-A2 (Solar cUbesats for Linked Imaging Spectropolarimetry) not launched 2025-12-31 Earth-Sun L4
SULIS-B1 (Solar cUbesats for Linked Imaging Spectropolarimetry) not launched 2025-12-31 Earth-Sun L5
SULIS-B2 (Solar cUbesats for Linked Imaging Spectropolarimetry) not launched 2025-12-31 Earth-Sun L5
SULIS-E1 (Solar cUbesats for Linked Imaging Spectropolarimetry) not launched 2025-12-31 LEO
SULIS-E2 (Solar cUbesats for Linked Imaging Spectropolarimetry) not launched 2025-12-31 LEO

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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