A Terrier Black Brant (MOD 2) sounding rocket will be launched from the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico on 11AUG99. This mission is a refly of the 36.164 US launched successfully from WSMR on 11AUG97. Originally, this launch was scheduled for last summer. Due to problems occurring aboard the Solar Heliospheric Observatory, the mission was postponed until this summer.
||The primary objective of this mission is to provide the absolute solar EUV data base required for the calibration of the solar instrumentation aboard SOHO.
The scientific objectives of this flight are to measure, distribute and publish accurate data in support of the SOHO mission, and to analyze and interpret the solar EUV data for the purpose of improving global solar atmospheric models and the understanding of solar variability.