Inter-Comparison between July 24, 2014 EUV Data from NASA Sounding Rocket 36.289 and Concurrent Measurements from Orbital Solar Observatories
Friday, 19 December 2014
Sounding rocket mission NASA 36.289 Didkovsky provided solar EUV irradiance measurements from four instruments built at the USC Space Sciences Center: the Rare Gas Ionization Cell (RGIC), the Solar Extreme ultraviolet Monitor (SEM), the Dual Grating Spectrometer (DGS), and the Optics-Free Spectrometer (OFS), thus meeting the mission comprehensive success criteria. These sounding rocket data allow us to inter-compare the observed absolute EUV irradiance with the data taken at the same time from the SOHO and SDO solar observatories. The sounding rocket data from the two degradation-free instruments (DGS and OFS) can be used to verify the degradation rates of SOHO and SDO EUV channels and serve as a flight-proven prototypes for future improvements of degradation-free instrumentation for solar physics.