The first NASA spacecraft to image and map the dynamic interactions taking place where the hot solar wind slams into the cold expanse of space will be launched on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 1:48 p.m. EDT, during a launch window that extends from 1:44 p.m. to 1:52 p.m. Called the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, the spacecraft will conduct extremely high-altitude orbits above Earth to investigate and capture images of processes taking place at the farthest reaches of the solar system.
The IBEX mission will provide Greg Frazier with just the example he needs to showcase his knowledge of what it takes to reach the stars.
NASA's Launch Services Program must be able to launch any vehicle, anytime, from anywhere in the world. The Telemetry and Communications Group helps make it happen.
NASA will hold a media teleconference on Monday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. EDT, to discuss the upcoming launch of the first spacecraft that will image and map the dynamic interactions taking place where the hot solar wind slams into the cold expanse of space.
Over the years Jenkins has received numerous awards and recognition for his superior performance of duty. In 2008 has received a NASA Equal Employment Opportunity Medal and a NASA Medal for his contributions to the THEMIS mission.
NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft, designed to image global interactions at the outer reaches of the solar system, today began its move to Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California.
IBEX will let us make the first global observations of the region beyond the termination shock at the very edges of our solar system.