FOXSI sounding rocket launch

On Friday November 2nd, an SSL sounding rocket had a successful flight from the White Sands Missile Range.  The Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager (FOXSI) payload observed the Sun for six minutes before landing safely and intact in the New Mexico desert.  FOXSI carried focusing X-ray optics and silicon strip detectors and successfully imaged solar X-rays during its flight.  After some upgrades, FOXSI will fly again in two years.