Diffuse X-Rays from the Local Galaxy (DXL-4)

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The purpose of the Diffuse X-Rays from the Local Galaxy (DXL-4) mission is to study the physics associated with the Solar Wind Charge Exchange (SWCX) and the Local Hot Bubble (LHB).

The Principal Investigator is Dr. Massimilliano Galeazzi/University of Miami.

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

This mission was launched on January 9, 2022 from Wallops Island, VA, NASA Wallops Flight Facility.