36.320 US KANKELBORG/MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
EUV Snapshot Imaging Spectrograph (ESIS)

  • Mission
  • Vehicle
  • Launch
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The purpose of the ESIS mission is to make direct observations of the Sun surface to view explosive events, reconnection, and waves in the solar transition region. This will be achieved by using two instruments that are designed to map Doppler shifts and line widths over a wide field view and at rapid cadence.

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 ESIS mission will launch from White Sands Missile Range, NM.