Future Launch Plans for SDO EVE Calibration Rocket Payload

The next launch of our rocket payload is planned for April 2015 from the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR). This flight's primary purpose is to provide the fifth underflight calibration for our SDO EUV Variability Experiment (EVE) satellite instrument. The SDO launch was on February 11, 2010, and the first underflight calibration flight was on May 3, 2010 (NASA 36.258), second flight was on March 23, 2011, third flight was on June 23, 2012, and fourth flight was on October 21, 2013.

Date / Time

Date: April 2015 (TBD day)

Time: 11 - 14 MDT (TBD time)

This is near local noon to minimize the atmospheric absorption of the solar EUV radiation during the rocket observations.

Location

The launch facility is the NASA sounding rocket facility at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico. NASA Sounding Rocket Operations Contract (NSROC) supports this experiment along with their subcontractors at the WSMR Naval Research Rocket Support Office and Physical Science Laboratory (PSL/NMSU).


Final Cleaning of Payload on the Rail click for larger image

Final Clean of Payload Skins while on the Rail for NASA 36.290 (Oct 21, 2013 launch)


Previous Launches

Launch Time Picture

Previous Launches from the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico:

  1. NASA 21.101 (PI: Woods, LASP/CU) was on Nov. 10, 1988 at 19:00 UT
  2. NASA 36.054 (PI: Rottman, LASP/CU) was on June 20, 1989 at 19:00 UT
  3. NASA 36.098 (PI: Woods, LASP/CU) was on Oct. 27, 1992 at 18:30 UT
  4. NASA 36.107 (PI: Woods, HAO/NCAR) was on Oct. 4, 1993 at 17:45 UT
  5. NASA 36.124 (PI: Woods, HAO/NCAR) was on Nov. 3, 1994 at 18:45 UT
  6. NASA 36.135 (PI: Woods, LASP/CU) was on May 15, 1997 at 19:16 UT
  7. NASA 36.171 (PI: Hassler, SwRI) was on Nov. 2, 1998 at 18:20 UT
  8. NASA 36.192 (PI: Woods, LASP/CU) was on Feb. 8, 2002 at 18:41 UT
  9. NASA 36.205 (PI: Woods, LASP/CU) was on Aug. 12, 2003 at 18:23:30 UT
  10. NASA 36.217 (PI: Woods, LASP/CU) was on Oct. 15, 2004 at 17:28:34 UT
  11. NASA 36.233 (PI: Woods, LASP/CU) was on Oct. 28, 2006 at 17:58:00 UT
  12. NASA 36.240 (PI: Woods, LASP/CU) was on Apr. 14, 2008 at 16:58:00 UT
  13. NASA 36.258 (PI: Woods, LASP/CU) was on May 3, 2010 at 18:32:00 UT
  14. NASA 36.275 (PI: Woods, LASP/CU) was on Mar. 23, 2011 at 17:50:00 UT
  15. NASA 36.286 (PI: Woods, LASP/CU) was on June 23, 2012 at 19:30:01 UT
  16. NASA 36.290 (PI: Woods, LASP/CU) was on Oct. 21, 2013 at 18:00:00 UT


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Revised - October 25, 2013