Off-Plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE)

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The purpose of the Off-Plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE) mission is to observe Capella in the soft X-ray spectrum and to flight test the instrument concept of the Off-Plane Grating Spectrometer for use on future X-ray missions.

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 Wallops Flight Facility

The OGRE mission will be launched from NASA Wallops Flight Facility.