NASA/JAXA’s Long-Running Geotail Mission Ends

Artist's concept of Geotail.

Credit: NASA
The long-running joint NASA/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Geotail mission to characterize the structure and dynamics of the Earth’s magnetic field has come to an end due to the failure of the probe’s second data recorder. Launched on July 24, 1992, on a four-year primary mission, Geotail...

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