spacetoday.net: space news from around the web

ExoLance
Delta 2 launches THEMIS
Posted: Sun, Feb 18, 2007, 9:58 AM ET (1458 GMT)
Delta 2 launch of THEMIS (NASA/KSC) A Delta 2 successfully launched Saturday evening five space science satellites that will study activity in the Earth's magnetosphere. The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta 2 lifted off from Pad 17B at Cape Canaveral at 6:01 pm EST (2301 GMT) Saturday, and ejected the spacecraft into transfer orbits 73 minutes later. The launch had been delayed a day because of high winds. The five THEMIS (Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms) satellites will be used to study the development of large energy releases called "substorms" in the Earth's magnetosphere. The launch was also the first East Coast launch conducted by ULA, the Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture that handles Delta and Atlas launches for the US government.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Ariane launches two communications satellites
Posted: Fri, Sep 12 6:25 AM ET (1025 GMT)

Curiosity reaches base of Mount Sharp
Posted: Fri, Sep 12 6:13 AM ET (1013 GMT)

news links
Sunday, September 14
The competition in space continues to heat up
Behind the Black — 9:24 am ET (1324 GMT)
Panel: Pluto a planet
Arizona Daily Sun — 9:21 am ET (1321 GMT)
The $80m Virginauts stranded on Earth
Sunday Times of London — 9:08 am ET (1308 GMT)
Prince Sultan receives ASE Order and Award
Arab News — 9:05 am ET (1305 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list