NASA Sounding Rocket Launches, Studies Heating of Sun’s Active Regions – NASA

NASA Sounding Rocket Launches, Studies Heating of Sun’s Active Regions – NASA

By Wayne Smith Investigators at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will use observations from a recently-launched sounding rocket mission to provide a clearer image of how and why the Sun’s corona grows so much hotter than the visible surface of Earth’s parent star. The MaGIXS-2 mission – short for the second flight … Read more

NASA Wallops to Support Sounding Rocket Launch – NASA

NASA Wallops to Support Sounding Rocket Launch – NASA

A suborbital rocket is scheduled for launch the week of June 10-17 from NASA’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. This launch is supporting the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Port Hueneme Division’s White Sands Detachment, other Department of Defense organizations, industry, and academia. No real-time launch status … Read more

Hi-C Rocket Experiment Achieves Never-Before-Seen Look at Solar Flares – NASA

Hi-C Rocket Experiment Achieves Never-Before-Seen Look at Solar Flares – NASA

By Jessica Barnett  After months of preparation and years since its last flight, the upgraded High Resolution Coronal Imager Flare mission – Hi-C Flare, for short – took to the skies for a never-before-seen view of a solar flare. The low-noise cameras – built at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama – are … Read more

Two NASA Sounding Rockets Launch from Alaska During Solar Flare – NASA

Two NASA Sounding Rockets Launch from Alaska During Solar Flare – NASA

Two Black Brant IX sounding rockets launched from Poker Flat Research Range in Fairbanks, Alaska, April 17, 2024, during an M-class solar flare for NASA’s sounding rocket solar flare campaign. The first rocket launched at 2:13 p.m. local Alaska time for the Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager (FOXSI) mission that used X-ray vision to observe … Read more

Sometimes Getting the Perfect Picture Really Is Rocket Science – NASA

Sometimes Getting the Perfect Picture Really Is Rocket Science – NASA

NASA Engineer Cindy Fuentes Rosal waves goodbye to a Black Brant IX sounding rocket launching from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia during the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. The rocket was part of a series of three launches for the Atmospheric Perturbations around Eclipse Path (APEP) mission to study the disturbances in … Read more

NASA Wallops Launches 3 Rockets During Eclipse in Virginia – NASA

NASA Wallops Launches 3 Rockets During Eclipse in Virginia – NASA

Three Black Brant IX sounding rockets launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia April 8, 2024, during the solar eclipse. The rockets launched for the Atmospheric Perturbations around Eclipse Path (APEP) mission to study the disturbances in the electrified region of Earth’s atmosphere known as the ionosphere created when the Moon eclipses the Sun. … Read more

NASA Wallops to Launch Three Sounding Rockets During Solar Eclipse  – NASA

NASA Wallops to Launch Three Sounding Rockets During Solar Eclipse  – NASA

Three Black Brant IX sounding rockets for the Atmospheric Perturbations around Eclipse Path (APEP) mission are scheduled to launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility launch range in Virginia. The launch window opens April 8, 2024, at 2:40 p.m. EDT.   Launching approximately 45 minutes before, during, and after the peak local eclipse, the APEP sounding rockets … Read more

NASA Wallops to Support Sounding Rocket Launches – NASA

NASA Wallops to Support Sounding Rocket Launches – NASA

Two sounding rockets are scheduled to launch for the Department of Defense from NASA’s launch range at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The launch window is Nov. 15-17, 2023. No launch times will be provided. No real-time launch status updates will be available. The launches will not be livestreamed. The rocket launches are expected to … Read more

NASA Rocket to See Sizzling Edge of Star-Forming Supernova – NASA Science

NASA Rocket to See Sizzling Edge of Star-Forming Supernova – NASA Science

To get to space, the INFUSE payload will fly aboard a sounding rocket. These nimble, crewless rockets launch into space for a few minutes of data collection before falling back to the ground. The INFUSE payload will fly aboard a two-stage Black Brant 9 sounding rocket, aiming for a peak altitude of about 150 miles … Read more