The CORONAS project envisioned solar research missions during
different phases of the 11-year long solar cycle. While CORONAS-I, launched in March 1994,
operated during the solar activity minimum, CORONAS-F was scheduled for
launch near the current 23rd solar activity cycle maximum.
The scientific leaders of the project are
Technical Head of the project is
- Dr. V.I. Dranovsky (Design Bureau "Yuzhnoye", Ukraine)
CORONAS is an international project prepared in cooperation between Russian and Ukranian
space agencies and Academies of sciences. Taking part in the project are also Poland, Germany,
France, United Kingdom and USA.