science space technology
Updated: 1/7/2020
science space technology
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  • January 12, 2003
  • 5 years!
  • The Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer (chips) was a UNEX mission. CHIPS launched on January 12, 2003 as a secondary payload.
  • CHIPS had a design life of only 18 months, butit operated successfully for over five years!
  • CHIPS carried out an all-sky survey of the diffuse background. CHIPS detected diffuse emission near 170 Å
  • However Chips did not detect emission expected from the local interstellar medium.
  • Chips could also make observations of the full moon, and of diffuse emission from the earth’s outer atmosphere.
  • Chips could capture the extreme ultraviolet spectra of the full solar disk over a period of years.
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