SESDA Supports Successful Rocket Launch From Norway

June 3, 2022

Endurance rocket launch

Congratulations to NASA/GSFC and its partners on the successful launch of the Endurance suborbital rocket on May 10, 2022 at from Ny-Ålesund in Svalbard, Norway. Despite numerous challenges that included blizzard weather conditions, delayed shipments of essential flight hardware, a snow mobile accident, and an extensive COVID-19 outbreak at the launch base, the team bravely persevered with resolving last minute technical problems in time for a narrow launch window of low solar and geomagnetic activity. SESDA instrument engineers provided critical support to the development, integration, and testing of the E-field booms and Dual Electrostatic Analyzers (DESA) which are vital to achieving the mission’s primary goal of measuring the Earth’s weak global electric potential.

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