PUNCH - The polarimeter to unify the corona and heliosphere
STEAM instrument delivered for integration to PUNCH
The Colorado Space Grant Consortium successfully delivered its student collaboration instrument, the STudent Energetic Activity
Monitor (STEAM), for integration into the PUNCH OBservatories! STEAM is a soft X-ray spectrometer build around a solid state
detector, with a small microprocessor to interface with the spacecraft. STEAM will view the Sun as a star, and probe the
energetics of solar falres and coronal heating throughout the PUNCH mission. STEAM will be integrated onto the Narrow Field
imager (NFI) Observatory and fly with NFI when the mission launches (est. April 2025).