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 HOP No.

 HOP title

HOP 0042

Cross Calibration Between EUNIS Sounding Rocket and EIS

plan term


@ @


 name : J. Brosius
R. Thomas
@  e-mail : brosius[at]helio.gsfc.nasa.gov

contact person in HINODE team

 name : J. L. Culhane @  e-mail : jlc[at]mssl.ucl.ac.uk

 abstract of observational proposal
Len, Peter, Tero:

The EUNIS rocket launch date has been changed by one week
to 6 November 2007 (from 30 October).

Our plan is to launch EUNIS on Tuesday 6 November 2007
no earlier than 1649 UT and no later than 1849 UT.  The
actual observations would therefore begin no earlier than
1651 UT, and end no later than 1858 UT.  The backup date
would likely be Wednesday 7 November.

Best wishes,

Folks:  When Jeff asked me for the EUNIS launch window on 2007 Oct 30, I
had mis-remembered the time of local solar noon (LSN); it is actually
1849 UT for White Sands Missile Range on that date.  Atmospheric EUV
transmission  is maximized for launches between LSN - 2h05m and LSN -
05m.  Therefore, we will in fact request to be launched within the
interval between 1644 - 1844 UT, not the times given in Jeff's prior
email.  In any case, the 'official' launch time is influenced by many
factors not under our control, and will not be determined until much
closer to our launch date.  Sorry about the mix-up on our requested
times, however.    Regards,  Rog

Jeff Brosius wrote:
Len, Peter, Tero:

Our plan is to launch the EUNIS sounding rocket on Tuesday
30 October 2007 no earlier than 1730 UT and no later than
1930 UT.  The backup date would likely be Wednesday 31
October, but details with the Range remain to be resolved.

Best wishes,

 request to SOT

 request to XRT

 request to EIS

 other participating instruments

launch window: 16:44 - 18:44 UT

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