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NASA Wallops Flight Facility - Sounding Rockets Program Office Code 810

The night sky glows with X-ray light coming from all directions. Much of this X-ray light is produced by the interstellar medium, which includes hot gases filling the space between the stars. The unique X-ray detectors on this mission, cooled to a frigid one-twentieth of a degree above absolute zero...

XQC

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Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Astrophysics

Suborbital Suborbital Launch Ramp Arnhem Space Centre

The X-ray Quantum Calorimeter Experiment (XQC) is a payload from the University of Wisconsin. Its objective is to measure X-rays with unprecedented precision to better understand the interstellar medium and its influence on the structure and evolution of galaxies and stars.

Updates

Nosu • June 26, 2022, 2:40 p.m.

Successful launch confirmed


Nosu • June 26, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

Liftoff


Nosu • June 26, 2022, 2:28 p.m.

Countdown resumed


Black Brant IX

Family: Black Brant
Configuration: IX

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

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    12.2 m
  • Diameter
    0.46 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    0.46 m
  • Launch Mass
    2 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Black Brant IX
  • Family
    Black Brant
  • Variant
    IX
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Black Brant IX
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Magellan Aerospace Corporation

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CEO: Phillip Underwood Founded: 1996 Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

Magellan Aerospace Corporation is a Canadian manufacturer of aerospace systems and components.

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