Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment (CIBER) 2

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CIBER-2 (Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment) is a near-infrared rocket-borne instrument designed to conduct comprehensive multi-band measurements of extragalactic background light (EBL) anisotropy on arcsecond to degree angular scales. CIBER-2 builds on the successful measurements and proven methodology of the predecessor CIBER-1 instrument.

The Principal Investigator is Dr. Zemcov/Rochester Institute of Technology.

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 White Sands Missile Range.

The CIBER 2 mission was launched from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico on June 7, 2021.

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