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Late May Launch Planned For NASA's IRIS Sun-Observing Satellite, Now At Vandenberg AFB
2013-04-18 06:40:43

NASA’s next satellite to go into space has just arrived (April 16) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft, which will launch no earlier than May 28, will complement the Small Explorer (SMEX) Mission.

2013-04-08 11:37:59

NASA's Astrophysics Explorer Program has selected two missions for launch in 2017: a planet-hunting satellite and an International Space Station instrument to observe X-rays from stars.

NASA IRIS Spacecraft
2013-01-19 08:48:07

NASA's next Small Explorer (SMEX) mission to study the little-understood lower levels of the sun's atmosphere has been fully integrated and final testing is underway.


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