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THEMIS Launch and Deployment

THEMIS (Time History of Events and Microscale Interactions durind Substorms) answers fundamental outstanding questions regarding the magnetospheric substorm instability, a dominant mechanism of transport and explosive release of solar wind energy within Geospace. THEMIS will elucidate which magnetotail process is responsible for substorm onset at the region where substorm auroras map (~10Re): (i) a local disruption of the plasma sheet current or (ii) that current's interaction with the rapid influx of plasma emanating from lobe flux annihilation at ~25Re. Correlative observations from long-baseline (2-25 Re) probe conjunctions, will delineate the causal relationship and macroscale interaction between the substorm components. THEMIS's five identical probes measure particles and fields on orbits which optimize tail-aligned conjunctions over North America.
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Themis launch and deployment movie frames in HD.    Themis launch and deployment movie frames in HD.
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The THEMIS launch and deploy music video.    The THEMIS launch and deploy music video.
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Themis aboard Delta II on pad    Themis aboard Delta II on pad

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Delta II liftoff    Delta II liftoff

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Themis launching aboard Delta II    Themis launching aboard Delta II

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Ferring sepreation after stage 2 ignition.    Ferring sepreation after stage 2 ignition.

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All 5 Themis spacecraft just before release.    All 5 Themis spacecraft just before release.

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release from carrier.    release from carrier.

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Themis spacecraft firing thrusters to change orbit.    Themis spacecraft firing thrusters to change orbit.

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Themis booms deploying    Themis booms deploying

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Themis spacecraft fully deployed.    Themis spacecraft fully deployed.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?20096
Animation Number:20096
Completed:2007-01-11
Animator:Walt Feimer (HTSI) (Lead)
Scientists:David G. Sibeck (NASA/GSFC)
 Vassilis Angelopoulos (University of California, Berkeley)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:THEMIS
Series:THEMIS Pre-launch
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Conceptual Image Lab
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Aurora
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Magnetic Reconnection
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> THEMIS
 
 


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Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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