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Micro X Rocket to be Launched this August

July 11, 2022

Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano is leading Northwestern's team to launch the Micro-X Rocket at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The Micro-X High Resolution Microcalorimeter X-Ray Imaging Rocket is a sounding rocket mission that will observe Supernova Remnants and search for keV-scale sterile neutrino dark matter. It is being developed for NASA's sounding rocket program. Micro-X will combine the excellent energy resolution of Transition Edge Sensor microcalorimeters with the imaging capabilities of a conical imaging mirror to map extended and point X-ray sources with an unprecedented combination of energy and spatial resolution. 

The rocket is expected to be launched on August 21. 

If you want to follow the buildup to launch, you can follow Micro-X on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/microxrocket/

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