The Micro Solar-Flare Apparatus
X-ray telescope complementing STIX on Solar Orbiter
to generate 3-D observations of solar flares
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> Mission design
> Instrument design
Project lead at I4DS: Säm Krucker
Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation
Keywords: solar physics, cubesat, X-ray imaging, Solar Orbiter
MiSolFA is a compact X-ray imaging spectrometer designed to be flown in a near-Earth orbit. The project stretches diffraction grating technology to make a cubesat capable of contributing greatly to high-energy observations of solar flares. The instrument on board is an miniaturized version of the STIX instrument on Solar Orbiter. It will be co-calibrated with STIX for full compatibility. By enabling imaging of solar flares from different viewing angles, the low-cost mission will allow to better exploit data from the Solar Orbiter mission.
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MiSolFA is an X-ray imaging spectrometer on a micro satellite designed to observe solar flares.