Substorm Satellite Launched

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A Delta 2 rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral on Saturday, February 17th.¬† The satellite will probe geomagnetic substorms in the Earth’s atmosphere in a mission to figure out the cause of these substorms.

Scientists hope the $200 million Themis mission unravels the mystery behind the storms that can damage communications satellites, disable power grids and shoot high levels of radiation down on spacewalking astronauts and airplane passengers flying over northern latitudes.


Substorm satellite launched

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