High Resolution Coronal Imager (Hi-C)

MISSION SUMMARY
Mission: Solar Observations
Launch date: July 11, 2012
Launch vehicle: Sounding Rocket
Launch site: White Sands Missile Range, NM
Mission duration: 620 seconds
Status: Successful
Overview: The Hi-C telescope was designed and built to see the extremely fine structures thought to be responsible for the Sun's dynamic behavior. Weighing 464 pounds, the 10-foot-long payload took 165 images during its brief 620-second flight. The telescope focused on a large active region on the sun with some images revealing the dynamic structure of the solar atmosphere in fine detail. These images were taken in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength. This higher energy wavelength of light is optimal for viewing the hot solar corona.

WEB RESOURCES
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NASA/JPL Links
Hi-C Images - NASA

NASA Telescope Captures Sharpest Images of Sun's Corona -News Release

AIS Links
Hi-C - Apogee Imaging Systems

NASA Missions

NASA Solar System

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SS-simulator.jpg Solar System Simulator - JPL

logo-eotss-main.png Eyes on the Universe - JPL

MapAPlanet-banner.jpg Map a Planet - USGS

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