Universe  ID: 10170

Highlights of Swift's Decade of Discovery

NASA's Swift satellite rode to orbit aboard a Delta II rocket on November 20, 2004, and it's still going strong. Swift's unique instrumentation allows it to quickly locate an interesting high-energy outburst, automatically determine its position, and rapidly investigate it with ultraviolet, optical, and X-ray telescopes. Swift's versatility has led to amazing observations across a wide swath of astronomy. As Swift begins its second decade of operation, its speed, flexibility and versatility make it an important platform for studying the most energetic and rapidly changing phenomena in the cosmos.
 

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Walt Feimer (HTSI): Animator
Chris Meaney (HTSI): Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Animator
Cruz deWilde (Avant Gravity): Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Video Editor
Erin McKinley (OSU): Narrator
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Narrator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Narrator
Leann Johnson (GST): Narrator
Stefan Immler (UMCP): Narrator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
Francis Reddy (Syneren Technologies): Writer
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Writer
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This item is part of these series:
Narrated Movies
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Goddard TV Tape:
G2014-067 -- Swift 10th Anniversary

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