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University of Southern California


Missions-Sounding Rocket Program

For an overview of the Cal-So program for which these sounding rocket missions were initiated see the Cal-So Program Overview page.

The success criteria for all of the flights listed below requires that a minimum of 80 seconds of data above 200 km is received from the SEM instrument and one other EUV instrument.

mission date mission highlights
US36.147 June 6, 1996
  • All sucess criteria were exceed, no damaged to the payload was sustained during landing and the payload was successfully recovered.
  • SEM flight data graph
  • US36.164 Aug. 11, 1997
  • All sucess criteria were exceed, no damaged to the payload was sustained during landing and the payload was successfully recovered.
  • SEM flight data graph
  • US36.181 Aug. 18, 1999
  • All sucess criteria were exceed, no damaged to the payload was sustained during landing and the payload was successfully recovered.
  • SEM flight data graph
  • US36.202 Aug. 6, 2002
  • All sucess criteria were exceed, no damaged to the payload was sustained during landing and the payload was successfully recovered.
  • Obtained a high resolution EUV spectrum with the OFS
  • SEM flight data graph
  • US36.211 Dec. 5, 2003
  • All sucess criteria were exceed, no damaged to the payload was sustained during landing and the payload was successfully recovered.
  • SEM flight data graph
  • US36.227 Aug. 3, 2005
  • All sucess criteria were exceed, no damaged to the payload was sustained during landing and the payload was successfully recovered.
  • In colaboration with the University of Alaska, the AXS (x-ray spectrometer) successfully flown providing a medium resolution x-ray spectrum.
  • SEM flight data graph
  • US36.236 Nov. 7, 2006
  • All sucess criteria were exceed, no damaged to the payload was sustained during landing and the payload was successfully recovered
  • SEM flight data graph
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