Sounding rocket to narrow the search for habitable planets
The Dual-channel Extreme Ultraviolet Continuum Experiment (DEUCE) is a sounding rocket that will measure the shorter, extreme-ultraviolet wavelengths of two Sun-like stars, Alpha Centauri A and B. Working in conjunction with SISTINE, these rockets will take these important measurements of ultraviolet light to help narrow the search for habitable planets.
Research, Instruments, Mission Operations, Engineering, Lead Institute
Exoplanets, Interstellar Dust, Planetary Atmosphere, Stellar Physics
Launch date: scheduled for July 12, 2022
Lead Institution: LASP
Lead Funding Agency: NASA Astrophysics
Partners: Equatorial Launch Australia