Solar EruptioN Integral Field Spectrograph

First-of-its-kind measurement to probe the lower solar atmosphere

The Solar eruptioN Integral Field Spectrograph (SNIFS) sounding rocket is designed to break new ground by using a unique set of capabilities to probe the most vexingly complex region of the solar atmosphere, the chromosphere. The SNIFS rocket mission has a primary objective to explore the energetics and dynamics of chromosphere using a next-generation solar spectral imager.

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LASP Roles:

Research, Instruments, Data, Lead Institute

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Solar Physics, Space Weather
Special thanks to Nicole Martin ( for the SNIFS logo design with additional support from Natalie Knoer.

Launch Date: 2025-2026

Lead Institution: LASP

Lead Funding Agency: NASA Heliophysics