SUNRISE, successfully lifted off on June 12 RSS

12 Jun 2013

SUNRISE was successfully launched from Esrange Space Center on June 12, 2013 at 05.38 UTC.

The balloon is now heading for Canada. The SUNRISE payload, will be carried by a 963 000 m3 NASA scientific balloon, up to an altitude of approximately 37 km. After a fligh of 4-6 days the balloon will be taken down in Canada.

The SUNRISE project aims at high-resolution spectro-polarimetric observations of the solar atmosphere on the intrinsic spatial scale of its magnetic structure. The SUNRISE telescope with 1 m aperture and its instruments will provide spectra and images resolving spatial scales down to 35 km on the Sun.

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SUNRISE, successfully lifted off on June 12