Today's newspaper had an article on IBEX spacecraft, which will study the far reaches of the solar system... from Earth orbit!
The Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) is a NASA satellite that will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space.
Departure of the L-1011 carrier aircraft from Vandenberg, carrying the Pegasus XL rocket with IBEX, occured last week 10th October. After a stop in Hawaii, the flight will continue and arrive at the Reagan Test Site at Kwajalein Atoll in the South Pacific on Oct. 11 or 12.
Planned launchdate is Sunday 19th October 2008
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