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NASA Prototype Rocket Makes Third Flight

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BOULDER, Colo., May 18, 2017 — A sounding rocket originally developed as a prototype for NASA's next generation of space-based solar spectrographs has made its third flight from White Sands, N.M. The Rapid Acquisition Imaging Spectrograph Experiment (RAISE), designed and built by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), carried a UV imaging spectrograph targeting an active region of the sun to better understand the dynamics that cause solar eruptions. The brief flight, offering five minutes of observations, coordinated with three orbiting satellites — the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the Hinode Solar Observatory and...Read full article

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