SDO EVE Underflight Calibration Experiment

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This mission provides the fifth underflight calibration for the Extreme UV Variability Experiment (EVE) aboard the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) satellite. These calibrations have been on May 3, 2010, March 23, 2011, June 23, 2012, and October 21, 2013. Additionally, underflight calibrations are provided for EUV imagers aboard SDO, SOHO, GOES, Proba2, and Hinode and for irradiance instruments onboard SORCE XPS, TIMED SEE, and SOHO SEM. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Thomas Woods/University of Colorado.

Drawing of a Terrier-Black Brant sounding rocket

The Black Brant 9 is a two stage sounding rocket with a Terrier first stage and Black Brant second stage. The Black Brant 9 can reach altitudes of about 600 km. Payloads weighing from 400 to 1200 pounds can be flown.

Additional sounding rocket vehicles

Google Earth Map showing White Sands Missile Range.

The SDO EVE underflight calibration mission launched from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico on May 21, 2015.

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