Sounding rockets to study the environments of extrasolar planets
The Suborbital Imaging Spectrograph for Transition region Irradiance from Nearby Exoplanet host stars (SISTINE), is a suborbital rocket that will measure long far-ultraviolet wavelengths of the Alpha Centauri star system. Working in conjunction with DEUCE, these rockets will take important measurements of ultraviolet light to help narrow the search for habitable planets.
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Launch Date: July 6, 2022
Lead Institution: LASP
Lead Funding Agency: NASA Astrophysics
Partners: Equatorial Launch Australia