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SISTINE

Black Brant IX

Equatorial Launch Australia

Launch Status
Success

Mission


SISTINE

  • Type: Astrophysics
  • Orbit: Suborbital

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.

SISTINE

Location


Suborbital Launch Ramp

Arnhem Space Centre

Suborbital Launch Ramp has witnessed the launch of 3 rockets, including 0 orbital launch attempts, while Arnhem Space Centre, has been the site for 3 rocket launches.

Suborbital Launch Ramp

Rocket


Magellan Aerospace Corporation Black Brant IX

The Black Brant IX is a Canadian-designed sounding rocket used by the CSA and NASA.

Black Brant IX

Agency


Equatorial Launch Australia

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

Equatorial Launch Australia
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