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SISTINE

Black Brant IX

Equatorial Launch Australia

Launch Status
Success

Mission

SISTINE

Type: Astrophysics

The Suborbital Imaging Spectrograph for Transition region Irradiance from Nearby Exoplanet host stars (SISTINE) is a payload from the University of Colorado. Its objective is to study how light from stars affects the atmospheres of the planets around them, including the gases thought to be signs of life. For this flight, it will measure the ultraviolet light output from α Centauri A and B, two stars of the three-star α Centauri system that are the closest stars to our Sun.

Mission patch for SISTINE

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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 month ago

Here we go again folks the 2nd launch from go old Aussie. Time to grab your vegimite sandwich before launch .!

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 month ago

Opps delayed a day so lets hope all okay tonight.?

Douglas Day
Douglas Day
1 month ago

Why can’t we get a live feed out of Australia

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Douglas Day
1 month ago

? good point Doug lets hope for the next launch on the 12 July.?

Matt
Matt
1 month ago

Is there any way to live stream this?

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Matt
1 month ago

This was not good Matt maybe on the 12 July.?

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 month ago

Nice launch but could not see any coverage ? maybe next time folks.?
Next launch schedukled for the 12 July, 2022.!

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 month ago

BREAKING NEWS:
Heard from a very reliable source here in Australia that the next launch (12/7/22) will be televised live folks due to the interest shown by the space world .
This is great news for the future of Australia’s launch sites .