Ft. Sumner '09 Campaign

ProtoEXIST1 carrying 256cm^2 advanced imaging CZT detectors (2.5 mm pixel) was launched on Oct 9th, 2009 from Ft. Sumner, New Mexico. A 39M cubic balloon carried the payload up at about 33 km above the ground at around 10 am local time, and the flight last about 7 hours. All the detector systems worked without a problem through the flight. 10/02/2009: Getting the payload ready for upcoming launch attempts.
This website summarizes some aspects of the development of ProtoEXIST as well as provides links to EXIST and related missions. Please direct any questions or comments on the website to