Very high angular Resolution Imaging Spectrograph (VERIS)

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VERIS-2 combines very high spatial resolution (0.32" or 240 km) with spectroscopic observations of emission lines formed in the chromosphere, transition region, and corona (931-1076 A) at high cadence (5s nominal). By combining high spatial and spectral resolution with high cadence the investigation will measure the time-dependent transition region velocity structure in active region moss. Spectrometer measurements will investigate the origins of high temperature active region plasma by observing the Doppler signatures of nano flare and Alfven wave heating in the corona.

The Principal Investigator is Dr. Crump/Naval Research Laboratory

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.

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Google Earth Map showing White Sands Missile Range.

The VERIS mission will be launched from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

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