By Outer Banks Voice on January 8, 2022
UPDATE: LIFTOFF! A Black Brant IX sounding rocket carrying the DXL mission launched at 12 a.m. ET. The mission will study the origin of soft x-rays in our galaxy that impact technology in Earth’s atmosphere.
We’re GO for launch! A Black Brant IX sounding rocket is scheduled to launch tonight, Saturday, January 8. The launch window is 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. The rocket is carrying an experiment to study the origin of soft X-rays in our galaxy that impact technology in Earth’s atmosphere. The window opens at 11 p.m. ET and runs to 3 a.m.
The launch of the two-stage rocket may be seen by residents in the mid-Atlantic region. The live stream will begin ~20 minutes before the scheduled launch time. Set your reminders now! https://youtu.be/En-0olDr7tI
The launch was postponed from January 7 due to predicted poor science conditions and forecasted unacceptable upper level winds for launch and unacceptable sea conditions for the payload recovery. The launch of the two-stage rocket may be seen by residents in the mid-Atlantic region.
See NASA Wallops’s website NASA January Launch Studying Sources of Space X-rays for details about the launch and experiment.