Monthly Archives: December 2014

Rebirth

The heart of NCT–its detectors and readout electronics–survived our launch mishap in Alice Springs.  They have been integrated into a new and improved instrument called COSI: the COmpton Spectrometer and Imager.

COSI

COSI during a rollout test in McMurdo.

The COSI team is in Antarctica now preparing for what is hoped to be the first ultra-long duration science flight on a superpressure balloon.  The current generation of students is chronicling their adventures on a new campaign blog

Advertisements