Correct Answer : Option (C) - China
* The Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory (ASO-S), nicknamed Kuafu-1 in Chinese, was launched aboard a Long March-2D rocket at 9th Oct 2022, 07:43 a.m. (Beijing Time) and entered its planned orbit successfully.
* The solar observatory, named after Kuafu, a giant in Chinese mythology who indefatigably chased the sun, will extend its working hours to over 96 percent of the year.
* Kuafu-1, with three payloads onboard -- the Lyman-alpha Solar Telescope (LST), the Hard X-ray Imager (HXI), and the Full-disk Vector MagnetoGraph (FMG) -- is an all-rounder satellite specially designed for solar detection.
scientific objectives are described as the probe on "1M2B
" -- M for the solar magnetic field and two Bs for two violent bursts, i.e. solar flares and Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs)
, and their potential interplay..Source : News