THEMIS Orbits: Nightside Science Configuration

  • Released Thursday, December 14th, 2006
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:55PM
  • ID: 3392

In the latter phase of the mission, the five THEMIS spacecraft will travel on five co-aligned elliptical orbits with their apogee on the nightside of the Earth. From there, they will sample the particle and electromagnetic wave environment along the magnetotail. The dates in this visualization are based on an ephemeris assuming a launch date of January 20, 2007. The five satellites are represented by colors: red=P1, green=P2, cyan=P3, blue=P4, magenta=P5


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SSCweb ephemerides (A.K.A. SSCweb)
Ephemeris NASA/GSFC Space Physics Data Facility 2008/02/10T00:00:00 - 2008/02/20T00:00:00

Satellite ephemerides

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