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The Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer or CHIPSat undergoes final processing before launch.

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The Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer, or CHIPSat, undergoes final processing before launch. CHIPSat, a suitcase-size 131-pound satellite, will provide invaluable information into the origin, physical processes and properties of the hot gas contained in the interstellar medium. This can provide important clues about the formation and evolution of galaxies since the interstellar medium literally contains the seeds of future stars. CHIPSat is scheduled for launch, with the Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat), on a Delta II expendable launch vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Jan. 11, 2003, between 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST.

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  • Title: The Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer or CHIPSat undergoes final processing before launch.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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