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Moving THEMIS to a spin table for testing at Astrotech

NASA2007-01-12

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At Astrotech Space Operations, the integrated THEMIS spacecraft is ready for 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.

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  • Title: Moving THEMIS to a spin table for testing at Astrotech
  • Creator: NASA
  • Date Created: 2007-01-12
  • Location: Astrotech, Titusville, FL
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: cbabir

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