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NASA, NOAA Gain Unprecedented View of Angry Solar Cycle - 21 December

As the Sun's stormy season approaches its zenith, solar scientists have the best seat in the house, using the largest coordinated fleet of spacecraft and ground observatories ever assembled to observe these angry outbursts of solar radiation and predict the impact of turbulent space weather.

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Physics News Update - 02 June

The first global image of the Earth's plasmasphere, the shell of positively charged ions and negatively charged electrons lying at the top of our atmosphere and extending far out into space, has been recorded by the Imager for Magnetosphere to Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) satellite.

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IMAGE Spacecraft Takes First Pictures of Electrified Gas Surrounding Earth - 31 May

Initial pictures from the Imager for Magnetopause to Auroral Global Exploration (IMAGE) spacecraft revealed for the first time the global ebb and flow of hot electrified gas or plasma surrounding the Earth in response to buffeting by the solar wind. Severe disturbances in this region controlled by the Earth's magnetic field are capable of disrupting satellites, radio communications, and power systems.

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Six Antennas Successfully Deployed On Board NASA's IMAGE Spacecraft - 26 May

Six deployable antennas on NASA's Imager for Magnetopause-to-Auroral Global Exploration (IMAGE) spacecraft have fully deployed and are ready for the two-year mission to continually study the Earth's magnetic field.

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IMAGE Status Report #1: Spacecraft Reaches Orbit

NASA's newest Sun-Earth Connection spacecraft lifted off today from the Western Range at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. at 12:34 p.m. PST (3:34 p.m. EST). 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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Note to Editors/News Directors: IMAGE Spacecraft on Delta II Rocket to Be Launched March 25 - 17 March

The launch of the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) for NASA and the Southwest Research Institute aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket is scheduled to occur on Saturday, March 25 from NASA's Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. The launch window extends from 12:34:43 - 12:42:43 p.m. PST, a duration of eight minutes.

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