HAO Colloquium - Genevieve Vigil, MSFC

MSFC Solar Sounding Rockets – A review of recent missions and scientific results

Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville AL has developed numerous solar sounding rocket payloads. In this talk, we will step through some of the scientific and technological achievements of recent Marshall lead missions including a review of the High Resolution Coronal Imager (Hi-C 2.1) and the Chromospheric Layer SpectroPolarimeter (CLASP 2) instruments and the scientific results they have produced.  We will also discuss the status and progress of some exciting new missions including the Marshall Grazing Incidence X-ray Spectrometer (MaGIXS) and the Full-Sun UV Rocket Spectrometer (FURST), which are set to launch in the near future along with the challenges that come with sounding rocket payload development.

Date and time: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm