Rocket Experiments

The rocket-borne instruments, which have been developed from vH&S, are analysing various aspects of the Mesosphere and upper earth atmosphere, particularly charging effects and small scale pressure fluctuations.

The instruments described below have been built for universities and institutes and have been flown on sounding rockets from Andøya in Norway, the Esrange in Kiruna,  Sweden, Biscarosse in France and from Poker Flat Research Range in USA.

CONE thumbnailCONE is a sounding rocket instrument with an ionization gauge for in-situ measurement of fine scale neutral density fluctuations in the upper atmosphere between 60km and 120km altitude. It also measures the density of the charged particles, free electrons and ions.

The CONE experiment has been built by vH&S for the Leibniz-Institute for Atmospheric Physics in Kühlungsborn, Germany.

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CONE Contact

To request more info, please write E-Mail to:

  • Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Henkel, E-Mail: henkel @ vh-s.de

ECOMA thumbnailThe ECOMA instrument has been built by vH&S for the Leibniz-Institute for Atmospheric Physics in Kühlungsborn, Germany. The ECOMA instrument measures the density of solid grains in the Mesosphere between 60 km and 120 km altitude.

 

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ECOMA Contact

To request more info, please write E-Mail to:

  • Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Henkel, E-Mail: henkel @ vh-s.de

XUV thumbnailThe XUV CCD camera is a high-resolution (2 k × 2 k pixel) camera with 2-channel 12 bit digitization for integration into EUV- and X-Ray telescopes. The camera was originally developed and built by vH&S for a sounding rocket experiment, but it can also be adapted for space-borne instruments.