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Geotail Video News ReleaseThe Geotail mission, part of the International Solar Terrestrial Physics (ISTP) program, measures global energy flow and transformation in the magnetotail to increase understanding of fundamental magnetospheric processes. The satellite was launched on July 24, 1992 onboard a Delta II rocket. This video shows with animation the solar wind, and its effect on the Earth. The narrator explains that the Geotail spacecraft was designed and built by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), the Japanese Space Agency. The mission objectives are reviewed by one of the scientist in a live view. The video also shows an animation of the orbit, while the narrator explains the orbit and the reason for the small launch window.
Document ID
20000059217
Document Type
Video
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
July 20, 1992
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Report/Patent Number
NONP-NASA-VT-2000078599
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.