Extreme Ultraviolet Normal-Incidence Spectrograph (EUNIS)

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The EUNIS mission observed high temperature lines to detect super-heated (~10MK) plasma thought to drive energization and eruptive events of solar atmosphere & space weather. A new channel provided first imaging spectroscopy of the Sun in 92-113 Å soft X-ray wavelength region.

For more information on this mission visit: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/nasa-rocket-chasing-the-source-of-the-sun-s-hot-atmosphere

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 was launched from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico on May 18, 2021.