Publish Date: 
Aug 27, 2020


SunRISE Mission

SunRISE will consist of a constellation of Cubesats operating as a synthetic aperture radio telescope to address the critical heliophysics problems of how solar energetic particles are accelerated and released into interplanetary space.

Using six identical 6U CubeSats composing a low-radio-frequency interferometer in space, the SunRISE Observatory will localize heliospheric radio emissions during its nominal twelve-month mission. SunRISE will determine the location of radio bursts from 0.1 MHz to 25 MHz, to provide data on particle acceleration mechanisms associated with coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and the magnetic field topology from active regions into interplanetary space.

Full Name: 
Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE)
Launch Date: 
No Earlier Than July 2023