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NASA Will IMAGE the Magnetosphere (Updated!)
News story originally written on March 27, 2000
NASA launched the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) satellite on March 25, 2000. The satellite is now in orbit. NASA says it is working great.
IMAGE will test its instruments for 40 days before studying Earth's magnetosphere.
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