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Interstellar Boundary Explorer

(IBEX)
(satellite observing the ISM/heliosphere boundary)

The Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) is a NASA (Small Explorer Program, SMEX) space mission dedicated to mapping the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. It was launched in 2008 with the goal of a 2-year mission but remains active in 2018. Its function is to detect Energetic Neutral Atoms. Instruments:

Which detect higher and lower energy ENAs.


(observatory,spacecraft,NASA)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBEX
http://ibex.swri.edu/
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ibex/index.html

Referenced by:
NASA

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