Sunrise III: Preparing for the Flight

Sunrise III is currently taking shape in the cleanrooms at MPS. The launch is scheduled for summer of 2022.

April 20, 2021

Eye to eye with SUSI

Eye to eye with the lower half of what will become SunriseIII’s instrument SUSI (Sunrise UV Spectropolarimeter and Imager). SUSI is currently under construction at MPS. During the flight of Sunrise III, SUSI will image the Sun’s chromosphere in ultraviolet light.
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March 19, 2021

Attaching Insulation to PFI's Back Side

Hanging from a crane in the cleanrooms at MPS, Sunrise III’ s box for the post focal instrumentation (PFI) has received its back wall and thermal insulation.

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March 19, 2021

Attaching Insulation to PFI's Back Side

Hanging from a crane in the cleanrooms at MPS, Sunrise III’ s box for the post focal instrumentation (PFI) has received its back wall and thermal insulation.

March 19, 2021

PFI Has Received its Back Wall

Hanging from a crane in the cleanrooms at MPS, Sunrise III’ s box for the post focal instrumentation has received its back wall and thermal insulation.

March 12, 2021

Completing the Frame of the PFI

Sunrise III’s box for postfocal instrumentation (PFI) is taking shape at MPS. In the next months, those “shelves” will be filled with science instruments…
March 12, 2021

Completing the Frame of the PFI

Sunrise III’s box for postfocal instrumentation (PFI) is taking shape at MPS. In the next months, those “shelves” will be filled with science instruments…

March 02, 2021

Fisheye View of Work on ISLID

Fisheye view of the ongoing work and the Sunrise III Image Stabilization and Light Distribution Unit (ISLiD) in the cleanrooms at MPS. Currently, ISLiD is positioned under a clean tent to ensure an extra clean environment.

March 02, 2021

Fisheye View of ISLiD

Fisheye view of the ongoing work and the Sunrise III Image Stabilization and Light Distribution Unit (ISLiD) in the cleanrooms at MPS. Currently, ISLiD is positioned under a clean tent to ensure an extra clean environment.

February 24, 2021

CWS Integrated into ISLiD

The Correlating Wavefront Sensor (CWS) has been successfully integrated into Sunrise III's Image Stabilization and Light Distribution (ISLiD) Unit.
February 24, 2021

CWS Integrated into ISLiD

The Correlating Wavefront Sensor (CWS) has been successfully integrated into Sunrise III's Image Stabilization and Light Distribution (ISLiD) Unit.
February 03, 2021

ISLiD is Taking Shape

Step by step Sunrise III‘s Image Stabilization and Light Distribution (ISLiD) Unit is taking shape in the cleanrooms at MPS. During flight, ISLiD will transfer sunlight from the 1m-telescope to the 3 scientific instruments.
February 03, 2021

ISLiD is Taking Shape

Step by step Sunrise III‘s Image Stabilization and Light Distribution (ISLiD) Unit is taking shape in the cleanrooms at MPS. During flight, ISLiD will transfer sunlight from the 1m-telescope to the 3 scientific instruments.
February 03, 2021

ISLiD is Taking Shape

Step by step Sunrise III‘s Image Stabilization and Light Distribution (ISLiD) Unit is taking shape in the cleanrooms at MPS. During flight, ISLiD will transfer sunlight from the 1m-telescope to the 3 scientific instruments.
January 21, 2021

Green Light for TuMag

Sunrise III’s Tunable Magnetograph (TuMag) provided by a consortium led by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía during test in the clean rooms at MPS. TuMag will use a green Magnesium line to measure the magnetic fields in the Sun’s chromosphere.
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