Extreme Ultraviolet Normal-Incidence Spectrograph (EUNIS)

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The EUNIS mission will:

• Probe the structure and dynamics of the solar corona with high cadence enabled by unprecedented sensitivity.
• Study diagnostics of wave heating and reconnection in the solar wind acceleration region and inner corona.
• Pprovide absolute intensity calibration of orbital instruments such as Hinode/EIS, SOHO/CDS, SDO/AIA.
• Demonstrate new technology in flight, namely

a new 89‐112 Å channel will be flown to explore the the poorly‐known 89–112 Å wavelength band, which has never been observed with an imaging spectrograph.

The Principal Investigator is Dr. Daw, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

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 EUNIS mission is scheduled for launch from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.