Sun  ID: 13932

Riding Along With a NASA Sounding Rocket (2021)

On Sept. 9, 2021, a sounding rocket launched from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, carrying a copy of the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment, or EVE. This flight was used to calibrate the identical version of EVE that has flown in space since 2010 aboard NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). Over the years, the space-based EVE has become degraded by intense sunlight, so scientists fly periodic calibration missions to keep EVE’s measurements sharp.

For More Information

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/sounding-rocket-flight-sharpen-nasa-study-of-the-sun


Credits

Joy Ng (KBRwyle): Support
James Mason (University of Colorado): Scientist
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
SDO

Keywords:
GCMD >> Location >> New Mexico
SVS >> SDO
SVS >> Solar Dynamics Observatory
SVS >> White Sands
NASA Science >> Sun
SVS >> Sounding Rocket
SVS >> Calibration
SVS >> EVE

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0