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TIMED (Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetic Dynamics satellite)



TIMED
The first science mission in NASA's Solar Connections Program; it is managed for NASA by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. TIMED is designed to investigate Earth's mesosphere and lower thermosphere, at a height of 100 to 290 km – the least explored and understood region of our atmosphere.


launch date Dec. 7, 2001
launch vehicle Delta 7920
launch site Vandenberg Air Force Base
orbit 625 km × 74.1°
mass 587 kg


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