RAISE: How to Capture 1,500 Solar Images in a Five Minute Flight

RAISE in the cleanroom prior to launch. Credit: NASA/RAISE.

RAISE in the cleanroom prior to launch. Credit: NASA/RAISE.

Quick: how do you aim an instrument at the Sun from a moving rocket on a fifteen minute suborbital flight?

The answer is very carefully, and NASA plans to do just that on Thursday, November 5th as the Rapid Acquisition Imaging Spectrograph Experiment, also known as RAISE, takes to the skies over White Sands, New Mexico to briefly study the Sun.(…)
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