The Neutron star Interior Composition ExploreR Mission


Current Activity:

Current time (UT): 2018-06-21 16:04:08
NICER most recent pointing: 2S_1417-624 From: 2018-06-21T16:00:20 until: 2018-06-21T16:16:20
Next pointing: PSR_B1937+21 At: 2018-06-21T16:19:40 until: 2018-06-21T16:42:20


NICER Activities

NICER Significant Events

NICER Coordinated Observations

Early Post-Launch NICER activities

  • July 13 Begin Science Program
  • June 21-July 12 Initial calibration and hardware commissioning
  • June 17 NICER uses Raster scan of Serpens X-1 to determine X-ray instrument and star tracker alignment
  • June 14 NICER is powered up, NICER is deployed, NICER range of motion is verified by robotic camera
  • June 12-13 NICER is installed on the ISS ELC2
  • June 11 2017 NICER is extracted from the Dragon trunk
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