LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sat Mar 25 2000
United States Air Force

IMAGE

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

March 25, 2000 at 3:34 PM EST

(March 25, 2000 at 8:34 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

March 25, 2000 at 3:34 PM EST

(March 25, 2000 at 8:34 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

March 25, 2000 at 3:34 PM EST

(March 25, 2000 at 8:34 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Planetary Science
    • IMAGE (Imager for Magnetopause to Aurora Global Exploration) uses neutral atom, ultraviolet, and radio imaging techniques to identify the dominant mechanisms for injecting plasma into the magnetosphere on substorm and magnetic storm time scales, determine the directly driven response of the magnetosphere to solar wind changes; and, discover how and where magnetospheric plasmas are energized, transported, and subsequently lost during substorms and magnetic storms.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

    Pad

    Space Launch Complex 2W