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Image Spacecraft In Orbit, Preparing To "See" The Invisible

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March 28, 2000
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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NASA’s newest Sun-Earth Connection spacecraft lifted off March 25. Instruments onboard the IMAGE spacecraft will provide scientists with never-before-seen global images of the Earth’s magnetosphere – an area of space around our planet that is controlled by Earth’s magnetic field.

NASA’s newest Sun-Earth Connection spacecraft lifted off March 25 from the Western Range at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. The Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration or IMAGE, spacecraft separated from the Delta II third stage about 56 minutes after launch and is now in an elliptical orbit, ranging from 621 miles (1,000 kilometers) to 28,503 miles (45,871 kilometers) above Earth.


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. "Image Spacecraft In Orbit, Preparing To "See" The Invisible." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 28 March 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000328085849.htm>.
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. (2000, March 28). Image Spacecraft In Orbit, Preparing To "See" The Invisible. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000328085849.htm
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. "Image Spacecraft In Orbit, Preparing To "See" The Invisible." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000328085849.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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