36.342 NS WINEBARGER/NASA-MSFC Hi-C 2.1

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The goal for Hi-C 2.1 was to look for connection between chromospheric and coronal heating.┬áSpecifically, it was Hi-C 2.1’s goal to answer if there are coronal counterparts to type II spicules and the connection between coronal, transition region, and chromopsheric heating in active region cores.

The Principal Investigator was Dr. Winebarger/NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

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 Hi-C mission was launched from White Sands Missile Range, NM on May 29, 2018.