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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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