Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Aero India 2023

French satellite Picard sends back first image of Sun

Image of the Sun acquired by Picard satellite. A CNES photo

PARIS (BNS): A month after its launch, French solar observation satellite Picard has relayed the first image of the Sun.

The image, taken on July 22 by the SODISM telescope on board Picard, “shows the solar disk almost immaculate, with the exception of a small group of spots in the lower left.”

It demonstrates the perfect functioning of the satellite, French space agency CNES said. The ground team will use the image to make final adjustments before the science mission to observe the Sun begins, it added.

The 143kg Picard, based on a micro-satellite platform, was launched by a Russian Dnepr rocket on June 15. The satellite, carrying three instruments – the 11-cm-diameter SODISM telescope and two radiometers (to measure solar irradiance) – is on a two year mission to unravel the mysteries of the Sun.


Satellite  Picard  CNES  

Other Related News

India to host conclave of Army chiefs of Indo-Pacific region

The Indian Army will host a two-day conference of Army chiefs of the Indo-Pacific nations on Sept 26 - 27 with an aim to evolve a common strategy to ensure peace, prosperity and stability against the backdrop of growing global concerns over China's increasing military muscle-flexing in the region.

BRAHMOS Missile Systems


Brahmand World Defence Update 2023

Brahmand World Defence Update

Image Gallery