Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX)

IBEX_official_logo.jpg MISSION SUMMARY
Mission: Interstellar Boundry Explorer (IBEX)
Mission type: Earth orbiter
Launch date: October 19, 2008
Launch vehicle: Pegasus XL
Launch site: Air-launch, near Kwajalein Atoll
Mission duration: 2 years (extended)
Status: Active
Overview: IBEX is a NASA satellite that will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. It is collecting Energetic neutral atom (ENA) emissions that are traveling through the solar system to Earth that cannot be measured by conventional telescopes. These ENAs are created on the boundary of our Solar System by the interactions between solar wind particles and interstellar medium particles.

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IBEX - NASA
IBEX - Solar System Exploration

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IBEX - Wikipedia

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IBEX - SwRI

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484706main_IBEX.jpg IBEX spacecraft

Heliosphere-sm.jpg Heliosphere

Magnetosphere_ENA_GSFC-sm.jpg Magnetosphere

IBEXmagneticfieldinfluence.jpg Magnetic field influence

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IBEX-Mission.jpg IBEX Mission - YouTube

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logo-eotss-main.png Eyes on the Universe - JPL

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