July 30, 2013
GOES-R Magnetometer Boom Deployment
This video demonstrates a successful boom deployment from the GOES-R Magnetometer Engineering Development Unit. The Magnetometer boom will deploy after the GOES-R spacecraft launches, separates from its launch vehicle, and undergoes a series of orbit raising maneuvers. The Magnetometer will provide measurements of the space environment magnetic field, which controls charged particle dynamics in the outer region of the magnetosphere. These particles pose a threat to spacecraft and human spaceflight.
[ Read the Article: GOES-R Satellite Magnetometer Boom Deployment Test Successful ]