View Full Version : NASA's IMAGE Mission Ends

2006-Jan-23, 12:46 PM
NASA recently shut down its Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) program, wrapping up 6 years of operations. During its lifetime, the spacecraft was used to measure the structure and dynamics of the Earth's external magnetic field. It was launched in March 2000, and it stopped responding to commands from the ground in December 2005. Engineers believe that its power supply subsystems failed, shutting it down entirely.

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