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Orbital’s L-1011 Drop-Launches NASA’s IRIS Solar Satellite
July 01, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — NASA reports “a great insertion orbit” for its newest orbiting telescope for studying the Sun’s dynamic temperature bands, which was drop-launched from a former airliner off the central California coast at 7:28 p.m. PDT June 27. The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)...
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