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Koronas-Foton, also known as CORONAS-Photon (Complex Orbital Observations Near-Earth of Activity of the Sun-Photon), was a Russian Solar research satellite. It is the third satellite in the Russian Coronas programme, and part of the international Living With a Star programme. It was launched on 30 January 2009, from Site 32/2 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, aboard the final flight of the Tsyklon-3 rocket.
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The Russian scientific satellite Coronas-Foton has failed to go back fully online during maximum illumination orbits. Scientists are almost certain that its mission cannot be resumed.
It was hoped that Coronas-Foton, which had to be shut down due to power battery problems, would again become functional in January thanks to increased power output from its solar panels, which should have benefited from the satellites increased illumination by the Sun.

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The Russian scientific satellite Coronas-Foton has started transmitting signal after staying silent for several weeks.
The satellite, which was feared to have gone dead, sprung to life on Tuesday after its solar panels received enough light to power its control systems.

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Title: Indian Payloads (RT-2 Experiment) Onboard CORONAS-PHOTON Mission
Authors: Anuj Nandi, A. R. Rao, Sandip K. Chakrabarti, J. P. Malkar, S. Sreekumar, Dipak Debnath, M. K. Hingar, Tilak Kotoch, Yuri Kotovk, Andrey Arkhangelskiy

RT-2 Experiment (RT - Roentgen Telescope) is a low energy gamma-ray instrument which is designed and developed as a part of Indo-Russian collaborative project of CORONAS-PHOTON Mission to study the Solar flares in wide energy band of electromagnetic spectrum ranging from UV to high-energy gamma-rays (~2000 MeV).
RT-2 instruments will cover the energy range of 15 keV to 150 keV extendable up to ~1 MeV. It consists of three detectors (two Phoswich detectors, namely, RT-2/S, RT-2/G and one solid-state imaging detector RT-2/CZT) and one processing electronic device (RT-2/E). Both Phoswich detectors will have time resolved spectrum, whereas the solid-state imaging detector will have high resolved image of the solar flares in hard X-rays. We have used Co-57 (122 keV) radio-active source for onboard calibration of all three detectors. In this paper, we briefly discuss the in-flight performance of RT-2 instruments and present initial flight data from the instruments.
This mission was launched into polar LEO (Low Earth Orbit) (~550 km) on 30th January 2009 from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia.

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Amazingly beautiful and rare phenomenon on the sun, recorded by the TESIS telescope, is published on the NASA site under the heading of "The Sun is Burning".

For nearly three days three days the eastern limb of the sun was lit up as if by fire: here simultaneously "blazed" about ten protuberances, which were being stretched into the crown of the sun at the height of more than 100 thousands of kilometres. Word of "blazed" is not simply a beautiful epithet. In this case, it accurately portrays the phenomenon.
As a result of the surprising convergence of circumstances and dynamics, the exterior view of the protuberances resembled tongues of flame, as if escaping upwards from under the surfaces of the sun.

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TESIS XUV image of the Solar Limb
Credit: S. Kuzin, S. Bogachev; TESIS team

The image above was captured on March 8th, 2009 by the Russian TESIS Solar Observatory on board the CORONAS-PHOTON spacecraft, which was launched on January 30, 2009 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, northern Russia. TESIS is an instrument (PI Professor Sergey Kuzin, Lebedev Institute, Moscow) consisting of 2 telescopes with multi-layer mirrors designed for observing the Sun from space in the extreme ultraviolet.

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At 16 hours 30 minutes Moscow time the "Cyclone-3" with the spacecraft "CORONAS-photon was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.
At 17:13 Moscow time the spacecraft separated.
The trajectory is close to the calculated orbit, solar panels opened.

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TLE Data
CORONAS-PHOTON
1 33504U 09003A 09030.68459058 .00000029 00000-0 00000+0 0 52
2 33504 082.4816 359.0499 0015923 177.2164 182.9561 15.05403714 27


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The Tsyklon-3 carrier rocket with the  Coronas-Photon research satellite was launched at 13:30 UT , January 30, 2009 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.


"The research vehicle separated from the rockets third stage and reached the designated orbit at 5:14 p.m. Moscow time. Russia took control of the satellite at 6:03 p.m." - Space Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Alexei Zolotukhin.

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The Tsyklon-3 carrier rocket with the  Coronas-Photon research satellite will be launched on January 30, 2009.

"During  yesterday's  pre-launch  checks  Space  Troops specialists found a  technical  failure  in  the  propellant refuelling system of the second stage  of  the carrier rocket. As a result of the analysis of the causes and at the recommendation of a state commission Space Troops Maj. Gen. Oleg  Ostapenko  decided  to postpone the launch of Tsyklon-3 until January 30" - Lt. Col. Alexei Zolotukhin, Space Troops Commander.

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