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At Astrotech Space Operations one of the five THEMIS probes is lifted from a scale.

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At Astrotech Space Operations, one of the five THEMIS probes is lifted from a scale. It will be moved to a probe carrier for installation, along with its four mates, and then undergo spin-balance testing. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton

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  • Title: At Astrotech Space Operations one of the five THEMIS probes is lifted from a scale.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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