Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager (FOXSI)

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The purpose of the Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager (FOXSI) mission is to measure High-energy X-rays and photon energies from the “quiet” part of the Sun.

Drawing of a Terrier-Black Brant sounding rocketThe 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 FOXSI mission will launch from White Sands Missile Range, NM.