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The Koronas-Foton was designed to conduct an uninterrupted monitoring and analysis of the solar activity, crucial for uncovering long-time mysteries of the Sun, such as heating of its corona, mechanics of solar bursts and the nature of Sun cycles. According to officials involved in the project, the satellite would help to plan manned space missions, including future expeditions to Mars, by providing accurate and up-to-date forecasts of solar activity. The Sun's influence on weather and climate on Earth would also be investigated.

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The launch of a Tsiklon-3 rocket with the Koronas Foton satellite has had to be postponed indefinitely.

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The Plesetsk spaceport is preparing for launch the Tsiklon-3 rocket with the Russian scientific KA Koronas-photon satellite.
The 540 kg satellite is intended for solar and sun-earth connection research.
Observers in northern European regions, with clear weather, can see the rocket launch vapour trail.

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Koronas-Foton, also known as CORONAS-Photon (Complex Orbital Observations Near-Earth of Activity of the Sun), is 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 is currently scheduled to be launched on 29 January 2009, from Site 32 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, aboard a Tsyklon-3 rocket, which will be making the final flight of the Tsyklon family of rockets.

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The Coronas-Photon (Complex ORbital Observations Near-Earth of Activity of the Sun) satellite is to be launch into near-Earth orbit on the 29th January 2009.
The science satellite will study solar hard radiation and global warming processes, and the Sun's interaction with the Earth,
The satellite was delivered on Monday to the Plesetsk space centre in Russia's Arkhangelsk region, from where it will be launched.
According to a probe designer, 80% of its components and instruments were Russian-made, while the rest were contributed by various countries including Ukraine and India.
The satellite is the third of three to study the Sun from under Russia's Coronas program. Coronas-I and Coronas-F were launched in March 2, 1994 and July 31, 2001, respectively.
The Coronas program is part of Russia's Federal Space Research Program, while the Coronas-Photon project is part of the Living with a Star (LWS) international space research program.

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