Dual-channel Extreme Ultraviolet Continuum Experiment (DEUCE)

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DEUCE will observe α Centauri A and B. DEUCE will measure a so-far unstudied part of their extreme ultraviolet light spectrum. These measurements are needed to model stars similar to and smaller than our Sun, as well as understand their effects on planetary atmospheres.

The Principal Investigator is Dr. Fleming, University of Colorado.

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

The DEUCE mission will be launched from Equatorial Launch Australia.