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DEUCE

Black Brant IX

Equatorial Launch Australia

Launch Status
Success

Mission

DEUCE

Type: Astrophysics

The Dual-channel Extreme Ultraviolet Continuum Experiment (DEUCE) is a payload from the University of Colorado. its objective is to observe α Centauri A & B and measure a so-far unstudied part of their extreme ultraviolet light spectrum. These measurements are needed to model stars similar to and smaller than our Sun, as well as understand their effects on planetary atmospheres.

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Location

Suborbital Launch Ramp

Arnhem Space Centre

3 rockets have launched from Arnhem Space Centre.

Suborbital Launch Ramp, Arnhem Space Centre

Rocket

Black Brant IX – Magellan Aerospace Corporation

Family: Black Brant
Length: 12.2 m
Diameter: 0.46 m
Launch Mass: 2 T

The Black Brant IX was manufactured by Magellan Aerospace Corporation with the first launch on 1982-03-16. Black Brant IX has 3 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. The Black Brant IX is a Canadian-designed sounding rocket used by the CSA and NASA.

Agency

Equatorial Launch Australia

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ELA
Administration: CEO: Michael Jones
Founded: 2015

Country: AUS

Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA) is an Australian startup founded in 2015 to provide commercial space launches from the Arnhem Land spaceport.

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