CODEX Coronagraph

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The Coronal Diagnostic Experiment, CODEX, is a coronagraph telescope that will look at the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, from the International Space Station which orbits 250 miles above the Earth. A coronagraph blocks the bright central disk of the sun, allowing faint details of the solar corona to be observed.
CODEX is a next-generation coronagraph that will enhance existing data from current missions such as the Parker Solar Probe and improve our understanding of the heliosphere.
CODEX was designed and is currently being built by Visioneering Space Corp. under contract for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, in partnership with the Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute. The Coronagraph will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket from Cape Canaveral in late 2023.

What Makes This Product The Coolest Thing Made In Idaho?

The CODEX Coronagraph was designed right here in Idaho by Visioneering Space Corp. Several manufacturing shops in the Treasure Valley stepped up to machine critical components of this new technology science instrument. Visioneering has other exciting projects going to earth orbit, Venus, and Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. We are proud to grow the “space” in Idaho’s aerospace sector.