Cusp Heating Investigation (CHI)

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The objective of this mission is to measure neutral upwelling and high-resolution electric fields over an extended region in the cusp.

The Principal Investigator is Dr. Larsen/Clemson University.

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


The CHI mission will be launched fromSvalbard, Norway.