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Descripción hidrogáfica [sic] de la Costa de Barlouento de Cartaxena que comprehende desde el Cabo de la Aguja hasta Punta Canoa, echa por las noticias de varios hombres practicos que nauegan en esta costa, pero se aduierte, que haviendo sufetado la dha costa asus verdaderas latitudes que es delo que setiene entera satisfación hanque dado las distancias algomas dilatadas, delo que setenia estimado, deque seimfiere que dhas distancias abransido mal estimadas o los runbos olos rumbos ...

Descripción hidrogáfica [sic] de la Costa de Barlouento de Cartaxena q...

Shows coast of Colombia between Cabo Aguja and Punta Canoa. Watermark: PVDL [Pieter van der Ley] in 1 character. Watermark dated from 1665-1765. Pen-and-ink and red and yellow inks. Mounted on cloth backing. LC... more

Descripcion de la costa de Tierra Firme desde el Rio de la Empalizada hasta Cavo de Clara. Por las latitudes y longitudes de Dn. Bartolome de Rosa.

Descripcion de la costa de Tierra Firme desde el Rio de la Empalizada ...

Scale ca. 1:3,300,000. Title on verso: Florida & Cuba, 140. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, on tracing paper. Soundings shown in fathoms. Prime meridian: Ferro. Shows Cuba, Bahama Islands, northern Yucatan Peninsula, ... more

Descripcion de la costa de Tierra Firme desde el Cavo de la Agusa hasta la Barra de Palmas diga de la Trinidad: Con todas las yslas, bajos, arresifes & ca. Leho por las latitudes y longitudes de Dn. Bartolome de la Rosa.

Descripcion de la costa de Tierra Firme desde el Cavo de la Agusa hast...

Scale ca. 1:3,500,000. Title on verso: Palmas to Carthagena, 206. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, on tracing paper. Prime meridian: Ferro. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1687 LC Luso-H... more

Plano de la Ysla Trinidad de Barlovento situado entre las latitudes septentrionales de 10⁰51ʹ y la de 9⁰44ʹ y entre las longitudes de 314⁰43ʹ y las de 316⁰13ʹ segun el meridiano de Tenerife con sus puertos, vajos, placeres y la sonda que hasta a hora se han encontrado y se sigue en el reconocimiento de la demas.

Plano de la Ysla Trinidad de Barlovento situado entre las latitudes se...

Also shows adjacent coast of Venezuela. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Prime meridian: Tenerife. Watermark: J. Whatman. Black, brown, and red inks. Mounted on cloth backing. LC Luso-Hispan... more

A map of America between latitudes 40 and 70 north and longitudes 45 and 180 west exhibiting Mackenzie's track from Montreal to Fort Chipewyan & from thence to the north sea in 1789 & to the west Pacific Ocean in 1793.

A map of America between latitudes 40 and 70 north and longitudes 45 a...

"... Published 15 Oct. 1801 ..." Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

map from "Tables of the Positions, or of the Latitudes and Longitudes of Places, composed to accompany the Oriental Navigator; or sailing directions for the East Indies, China, Australia, &c. With notes, explanatory and descriptive"

map from "Tables of the Positions, or of the Latitudes and Longitudes ...

This image has been taken from scan 000103 from "Tables of the Positions, or of the Latitudes and Longitudes of Places, composed to accompany the Oriental Navigator; or sailing directions for the East Indies, C... more

map from "Tables of the Positions, or of the Latitudes and Longitudes of Places, composed to accompany the Oriental Navigator; or sailing directions for the East Indies, China, Australia, &c. With notes, explanatory and descriptive"

map from "Tables of the Positions, or of the Latitudes and Longitudes ...

This image has been taken from scan 000171 from "Tables of the Positions, or of the Latitudes and Longitudes of Places, composed to accompany the Oriental Navigator; or sailing directions for the East Indies, C... more

map from "Tables of the Positions, or of the Latitudes and Longitudes of Places, composed to accompany the Oriental Navigator; or sailing directions for the East Indies, China, Australia, &c. With notes, explanatory and descriptive"

map from "Tables of the Positions, or of the Latitudes and Longitudes ...

This image has been taken from scan 000107 from "Tables of the Positions, or of the Latitudes and Longitudes of Places, composed to accompany the Oriental Navigator; or sailing directions for the East Indies, C... more

ship from "The last voyage of Capt. Sir J. Ross, ... to the Arctic Regions in 1829-33. To which is prefixed an abridgment of the former voyages of Captns. Ross, Parry and other ... navigators to the northern latitudes: compiled from ... information and ... documents transmitted by an officer attached to the last expedition"

ship from "The last voyage of Capt. Sir J. Ross, ... to the Arctic Reg...

This image has been taken from scan 000706 from "The last voyage of Capt. Sir J. Ross, ... to the Arctic Regions in 1829-33. To which is prefixed an abridgment of the former voyages of Captns. Ross, Parry and o... more

portrait from "The last voyage of Capt. Sir J. Ross, ... to the Arctic Regions in 1829-33. To which is prefixed an abridgment of the former voyages of Captns. Ross, Parry and other ... navigators to the northern latitudes: compiled from ... information and ... documents transmitted by an officer attached to the last expedition"

portrait from "The last voyage of Capt. Sir J. Ross, ... to the Arctic...

This image has been taken from scan 000010 from "The last voyage of Capt. Sir J. Ross, ... to the Arctic Regions in 1829-33. To which is prefixed an abridgment of the former voyages of Captns. Ross, Parry and o... more

map from "The last voyage of Capt. Sir J. Ross, ... to the Arctic Regions in 1829-33. To which is prefixed an abridgment of the former voyages of Captns. Ross, Parry and other ... navigators to the northern latitudes: compiled from ... information and ... documents transmitted by an officer attached to the last expedition"

map from "The last voyage of Capt. Sir J. Ross, ... to the Arctic Regi...

This image has been taken from scan 000016 from "The last voyage of Capt. Sir J. Ross, ... to the Arctic Regions in 1829-33. To which is prefixed an abridgment of the former voyages of Captns. Ross, Parry and o... more

map from "Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and maps.]"

map from "Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage ...

This image has been taken from scan 000483 from "Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and maps... more

map from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and maps.]]"

map from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage...

This image has been taken from scan 000481 from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and map... more

Iceland from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and maps.]]"

Iceland from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a vo...

This image has been taken from scan 000501 from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and map... more

map from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and maps.]]"

map from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage...

This image has been taken from scan 000499 from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and map... more

portrait from "Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and maps.]"

portrait from "Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a vo...

This image has been taken from scan 000064 from "Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and maps... more

fox from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and maps.]]"

fox from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage...

This image has been taken from scan 000283 from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and map... more

portrait from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and maps.]]"

portrait from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a v...

This image has been taken from scan 000062 from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and map... more

portrait from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and maps.]]"

portrait from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a v...

This image has been taken from scan 000303 from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and map... more

map from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and maps.]]"

map from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage...

This image has been taken from scan 000503 from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and map... more

map from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and maps.]]"

map from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage...

This image has been taken from scan 000476 from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and map... more

map from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and maps.]]"

map from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage...

This image has been taken from scan 000137 from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and map... more

portrait from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and maps.]]"

portrait from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a v...

This image has been taken from scan 000064 from "[Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht “Foam” ... to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856. [With plates and map... more

diagram from "History and causes of the incorrect Latitudes as recorded in the journals of the early writers, navigators and explorers, relating to the Atlantic Coast of North America. 1535-1740. (Reprinted from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register.)"

diagram from "History and causes of the incorrect Latitudes as recorde...

This image has been taken from scan 000018 from "History and causes of the incorrect Latitudes as recorded in the journals of the early writers, navigators and explorers, relating to the Atlantic Coast of North... more

map from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search of weather ... Maps and illustrations"

map from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search o...

This image has been taken from scan 000068 from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search of weather ... Maps and illustrations". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated ... more

map from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search of weather ... Maps and illustrations"

map from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search o...

This image has been taken from scan 000331 from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search of weather ... Maps and illustrations". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated ... more

map from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search of weather ... Maps and illustrations"

map from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search o...

This image has been taken from scan 000361 from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search of weather ... Maps and illustrations". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated ... more

map from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search of weather ... Maps and illustrations"

map from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search o...

This image has been taken from scan 000178 from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search of weather ... Maps and illustrations". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated ... more

map from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search of weather ... Maps and illustrations"

map from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search o...

This image has been taken from scan 000360 from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search of weather ... Maps and illustrations". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated ... more

map from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search of weather ... Maps and illustrations"

map from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search o...

This image has been taken from scan 000069 from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search of weather ... Maps and illustrations". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated ... more

map from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search of weather ... Maps and illustrations"

map from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search o...

This image has been taken from scan 000026 from "Seas and Skies in Many Latitudes; or, Wanderings in search of weather ... Maps and illustrations". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated ... more

Stars of the first 5 magnitudes visible in Northern latitudes /

Stars of the first 5 magnitudes visible in Northern latitudes /

Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy photocopy with slightly different typography and mounted on cloth is similar to LC original printed copy. LC copy mounted on cloth.

Stars of the first 5 magnitudes visible in Northern latitudes /

Stars of the first 5 magnitudes visible in Northern latitudes /

Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy hand colored. LC copy has blue crayon on verso: 14207/1909. LC copy imperfect: Torn in half along vertical fold line.

P-21742 BW Range: 6 million kilometers (3.72 million miles) This Voyager 2 image shows the region of Jupiter extending from the equator to the southern polar latitudes in the neighborhood of the Great Red Spot. A white oval, different from the one observed in a similiar position at the time of the Voyager 1 encounter, is situated south of the Great Red Spot. The region of white clouds now extends from east of the red spot and around its northern boundary, preventing small cloud vortices from circling the feature. The disturbed region west of the red spot has also changed since the equivalent Voyager 1 image. It shows more small scale structure and cloud vortices being formed out of the wave structures. ARC-1979-A79-7077

P-21742 BW Range: 6 million kilometers (3.72 million miles) This Voyag...

P-21742 BW Range: 6 million kilometers (3.72 million miles) This Voyager 2 image shows the region of Jupiter extending from the equator to the southern polar latitudes in the neighborhood of the Great Red Spot.... more

P-21742 C Range: 6 million kilometers (3.72 million miles) This Voyager 2 image shows the region of Jupiter extending from the equator to the southern polar latitudes in the neighborhood of the Great Red Spot. A white oval, different from the one observed in a similiar position at the time of the Voyager 1 encounter, is situated south of the Great Red Spot. The region of white clouds now extends from east of the red spot and around its northern boundary, preventing small cloud vortices from circling the feature. The disturbed region west of the red spot has also changed since the equivalent Voyager 1 image. It shows more small scale structure and cloud vortices being formed out of the wave structures. ARC-1979-AC79-7077

P-21742 C Range: 6 million kilometers (3.72 million miles) This Voyage...

P-21742 C Range: 6 million kilometers (3.72 million miles) This Voyager 2 image shows the region of Jupiter extending from the equator to the southern polar latitudes in the neighborhood of the Great Red Spot. ... more

Range :  6 Million km. ( 3.72 million miles ) This photograph of Jupiter, shot from Voyager 2, shows the equator to the southern polar latitudes, near the Great Red Spot. The white oval that appears here is different from the one seen in a similiar position when voyager 1  passed years before. The region of white clouds now extends from east of The Red Spot and around it's northern boundary, preventing small cloud vortices from circling the feature. The disturbed region west of The Red Spot has also changed since Voyager1. It shows more small scale structure and cloud vortices being formed out of the wave structures. ARC-1979-AC79-7102

Range : 6 Million km. ( 3.72 million miles ) This photograph of Jupit...

Range : 6 Million km. ( 3.72 million miles ) This photograph of Jupiter, shot from Voyager 2, shows the equator to the southern polar latitudes, near the Great Red Spot. The white oval that appears here is dif... more

Range :  14.8 million km. ( 9.2 million miles) P-34595C This contrast enhanced color photograph of Neptune was produced from images taken through the orange, green, and violet filters of the narrow angle camera. As Voyager 2 approaches Neptune, rapidly increasing image resolution is revealing striking new details in the planet's atmosphere, and this pictureshows features as small as a few hundred kilometers in extent. Bright, wispy  'cirrus-type' clouds are seen overlying the Great Dark Spot (GDS) at its southern (lower) margin and over its northwest ( upper left) boundary. This is the first evidence that the GDS lies lower in the atmosphere  than these bright clouds, which have remained in its vicinity for several months. Increasing detail in global banding, and the south polar can also be seen. A smaller dark spot  at high southern latitudes  is dimly visible near the limb at lower left. ARC-1989-AC89-7043

Range : 14.8 million km. ( 9.2 million miles) P-34595C This contrast ...

Range : 14.8 million km. ( 9.2 million miles) P-34595C This contrast enhanced color photograph of Neptune was produced from images taken through the orange, green, and violet filters of the narrow angle camera... more

This picture of Neptune was produced from images taken through the ultraviolet, violet and green filters of the Voyager 2 wide-angle camera.  This 'false' color image has been made to show clearly details of the cloud structure and to paint clouds located at different altitudes with different colors.  Dark, deeplying clouds tend to be masked in the ultraviolet wavelength since overlying air molecules are particularly effective in scattering sunlight there which brightens the sky above them.  Such areas appear dark blue in this photo.  The Great Dark Spot (GDS) and the high southern latitudes have a deep bluish cast in this image, indication they are regions where visible light (but not ultraviolet light) may penetrate to a deeper layer of dark cloud or haze in Neptune's atmosphere.  Conversely, the pinkish clouds may be positioned at high altitudes. ARC-1989-AC89-7009

This picture of Neptune was produced from images taken through the ult...

This picture of Neptune was produced from images taken through the ultraviolet, violet and green filters of the Voyager 2 wide-angle camera. This 'false' color image has been made to show clearly details of th... more

This color picture of the limb of the Earth, looking north past Antarctica, is a mosaic of 11 images taken during a ten-minute period near 5:45 p.m. PST Dec. 8, 1990, by Galileo's imaging system.  Red, green and violet filters were used.  The picture spans about 1,600 miles across the south polar latitudes of our planet  The morning day/night terminator is toward the right.  The South Pole is out of sight below the picture;  the visible areas of Antarctica are those lying generally south of South America.  The violet-blue envelope of Earth's atmosphere is prominent along the limb to the left.  At lower left, the dark blue Amundsen Sea lies to the left of the Walgreen and Bakutis Coasts.  Beyond it,  Peter Island reacts with the winds to produce a striking pattern of atmosperic waves. (JPL ref. No. P-37340) ARC-1990-AC91-2017

This color picture of the limb of the Earth, looking north past Antarc...

This color picture of the limb of the Earth, looking north past Antarctica, is a mosaic of 11 images taken during a ten-minute period near 5:45 p.m. PST Dec. 8, 1990, by Galileo's imaging system. Red, green an... more

An early morning snow storm adds to the snow accumulation on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS GUADALCANAL (LPH-7). The storm is also greatly reducing visability. This photo clearly illustrates the difficult conditions under which military forces must operate in these northern latitudes

An early morning snow storm adds to the snow accumulation on the fligh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAMWORK '92 Country: Norwegian Sea Scene Camera Operator: PHC Robert K. Hemmerly Release Status: Released to Public Combined... more

Jupiter High Latitudes

Jupiter High Latitudes

This movie clip (of which the release image is a still frame), created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows a high-latitude area of Jupiter. At latitudes above 45 degrees, the banded appearance... more

Spring Defrosting of Mass-Movement Material at South High Latitudes

Spring Defrosting of Mass-Movement Material at South High Latitudes

Spring Defrosting of Mass-Movement Material at South High Latitudes NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

AS14-73-10183 - Apollo 14 - Apollo 14 Mission image - View of the Lunar Backside from southern Latitudes and Longitudes 120 to 40 degrees east.

AS14-73-10183 - Apollo 14 - Apollo 14 Mission image - View of the Luna...

The original database describes this as: Description: View of the Lunar Backside from southern Latitudes and Longitudes 120 to 40 degrees east. Images were taken during Transearth Coast (TEC) of the Apollo 14 ... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the three stages of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL are being mated for the launch of NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft.  AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0650

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the three stages of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL are being mated for the launch of NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, ... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers move the stand holding NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft under a clean room tent.  AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0676

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers move the stand holding NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft under a clean room tent. AIM is th... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a technician on the work stand  prepares the second stage of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket to be mated to the first stage, at left, for the launch of NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0652

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a technician on the work stand prepares the second stage of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket to be mated to the first sta... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a technician on the work stand  prepares the first stage of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket, at left, to be mated to the second stage, at right, for the launch of NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0653

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a technician on the work stand prepares the first stage of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket, at left, to be mated to the ... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. --  Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers stand beside NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft, waiting for an overhead crane.  AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0674

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenber...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers stand beside NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft, waiting for an overhead c... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, technicians discuss the process for mating the first and second stages of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket in front of them.  The rocket is the launch vehicle for NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft.  AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0654

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in C...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, technicians discuss the process for mating the first and second stages of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket in front of them... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --   Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers ensure the placement of NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft on a stand. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0675

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenb...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers ensure the placement of NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft on a stand. A... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a technician on the work stand (center) prepares the second stage of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket to be mated to the first stage, at left, for the launch of NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0651

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a technician on the work stand (center) prepares the second stage of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket to be mated to the f... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a technician checks the final step in mating of the first and second stages of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket.  The rocket is the launch vehicle for NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0655

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in C...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a technician checks the final step in mating of the first and second stages of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket. The rocke... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket undergoes its second flight simulation.  The rocket is the launch vehicle for NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0656

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in C...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket undergoes its second flight simulation. The rocket is the launch vehicle for NASA's Aeron... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a worker monitors the data produced by the second flight simulation of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket.  The rocket is the launch vehicle for NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0659

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a worker monitors the data produced by the second flight simulation of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket. The rocket is t... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. --  At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a worker monitors the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket after a second flight simulation. The rocket is the launch vehicle for NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft.  AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0660

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a worker monitors the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket after a second flight simulation. The rocket is the launch vehicle for ... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. --  Seen at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is the fairing (foreground) for the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket. In the background is the third stage, under the clean room tent. The rocket is the launch vehicle for NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0657

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Seen at Vandenberg Air Force Bas...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Seen at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is the fairing (foreground) for the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket. In the background is the third stage, under the clea... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers monitor the data produced by the second flight simulation of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket.  The rocket is the launch vehicle for NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0658

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers monitor the data produced by the second flight simulation of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket. The rocket is the... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers monitor the data produced by the second flight simulation of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket.  The rocket is the launch vehicle for NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0661

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers monitor the data produced by the second flight simulation of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket. The rocket is the... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --   Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers remove the shipping container from around NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0665

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenb...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers remove the shipping container from around NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacec... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft is weighed.  AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0670

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenbe...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft is weighed. AIM is the seventh Small Explorer... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. --  Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California,  workers observe  NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft as it is lowered onto a scale. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0669

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenber...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers observe NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft as it is lowered onto a scale... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. --   Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers stand beside NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft, waiting for an overhead crane they will attach.  AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0667

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenbe...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers stand beside NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft, waiting for an overhead ... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the second and third stages of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket wait for mating.  The rocket is the launch vehicle for the NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft.  AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0662

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the second and third stages of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket wait for mating. The rocket is the launch vehicle for th... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --   NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft arrives in a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0663

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft arrives in a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers missi... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. --   Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a worker adjusts the attach points of an overhead crane on NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft.  AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0668

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenbe...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a worker adjusts the attach points of an overhead crane on NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.   --   Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the shipping container removed from around NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft at left, is lowered onto the floor nearby. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0666

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vanden...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the shipping container removed from around NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft a... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. --   Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers begin lifting the shipping container from around NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft.  AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change.  AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0664

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenbe...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers begin lifting the shipping container from around NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   At North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers move the shipping container with NASA's AIM spacecraft inside into Building 1555. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0673

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At North Vandenberg Air Force Base in ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers move the shipping container with NASA's AIM spacecraft inside into Building 1555. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mis... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. --   At North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers offload from the truck the shipping container with NASA's AIM spacecraft inside. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0672

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At North Vandenberg Air Force B...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- At North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers offload from the truck the shipping container with NASA's AIM spacecraft inside. AIM is the seventh Small Explore... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  A shipping truck carrying NASA's AIM spacecraft arrives at Building 1555 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.   AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission under NASA's Explorer Program. The program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space within heliophysics and astrophysics. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0671

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- A shipping truck carrying NASA'...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- A shipping truck carrying NASA's AIM spacecraft arrives at Building 1555 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. AIM is the seventh Small Explorers mission und... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  In Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers lower the AIM spacecraft onto a moveable base.  AIM will be moved into an area where a partial deployment of the solar arrays on the spacecraft will take place.The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0689

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In Building 1555 at North Vande...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers lower the AIM spacecraft onto a moveable base. AIM will be moved into an area where a partial deployment of t... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians in bunny suits prepare for the solar array deployment on the AIM spacecraft. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0693

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians in bunny suits prepare for the solar array deployment on the AIM spacecraft. T... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, two of the solar array panels on the AIM spacecraft are deployed for testing. Inside are the instruments that will study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study those clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0697

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, two of the solar array panels on the AIM spacecraft are deployed for testing. Inside are ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA.  --  Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians place a star tracker cover on the AIM spacecraft during testing of the solar array panel deployment. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to its launch vehicle, Orbital Sciences' Pegasus XL, during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0700

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Buildi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians place a star tracker cover on the AIM spacecraft during testing of the solar array p... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians in bunny suits prepare for the solar array deployment on the AIM spacecraft. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0695

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians in bunny suits prepare for the solar array deployment on the AIM spacecraft. T... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA.  --  Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, a star tracker cover is ready for placement on the AIM spacecraft during testing of the solar array panel deployment.   The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to its launch vehicle, Orbital Sciences' Pegasus XL, during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0698

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Buildi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, a star tracker cover is ready for placement on the AIM spacecraft during testing of the solar ar... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians in bunny suits prepare for the solar array deployment on the AIM spacecraft. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0692

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians in bunny suits prepare for the solar array deployment on the AIM spacecraft. T... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  In Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers lift the AIM spacecraft from its stand in order to move it into an area where a partial deployment of the solar arrays on the spacecraft will take place. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0688

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In Building 1555 at North Vande...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers lift the AIM spacecraft from its stand in order to move it into an area where a partial deployment of the sola... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  -- In Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers roll the AIM spacecraft into the "tent" where a partial deployment of the solar arrays on the spacecraft will take place. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0690

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In Building 1555 at North Vanden...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers roll the AIM spacecraft into the "tent" where a partial deployment of the solar arrays on the spacecraft will t... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, two of the solar array panels on the AIM spacecraft are deployed for testing. Inside are the instruments that will study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study those clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0696

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, two of the solar array panels on the AIM spacecraft are deployed for testing. Inside are ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA.  --   Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, a technician places a star tracker cover on the AIM spacecraft during testing of the solar array panel deployment.  The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to its launch vehicle, Orbital Sciences' Pegasus XL, during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0699

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Build...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, a technician places a star tracker cover on the AIM spacecraft during testing of the solar arra... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --   In Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers prepare the area where a partial deployment of the solar arrays on the AIM spacecraft will take place.  The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0686

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In Building 1555 at North Vand...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers prepare the area where a partial deployment of the solar arrays on the AIM spacecraft will take place. The A... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians in bunny suits prepare for the solar array deployment on the AIM spacecraft. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0691

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians in bunny suits prepare for the solar array deployment on the AIM spacecraft. T... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --   In Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers get ready to attach the overhead crane to the AIM spacecraft.  AIM will be moved into an area where a partial deployment of the solar arrays on the spacecraft will take place.  The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0687

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In Building 1555 at North Vand...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers get ready to attach the overhead crane to the AIM spacecraft. AIM will be moved into an area where a partial... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --   Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, two of the solar array panels on the AIM spacecraft are deployed for testing. Inside are the instruments that will study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study those clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0701

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" o...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- Inside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, two of the solar array panels on the AIM spacecraft are deployed for testing. Inside are... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, a technician monitors the AIM spacecraft after illumination testing on the spacecraft's solar array panels. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study those clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0706

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, a technician monitors the AIM spacecraft after illumination testing on the spacecraft's solar array panels.... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians look at part of the AIM spacecraft.  AIM will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0711

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians look at part of the AIM spacecraft. AIM will fly three instruments designed to study polar mes... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --   In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, a technician prepares the lights for illumination testing of the AIM spacecraft at left.  The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study those clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0702

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, a technician prepares the lights for illumination testing of the AIM spacecraft at left. The AIM spacecra... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  In a clean-room environment containing the AIM spacecraft (background) at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, a technician studies results of illumination testing on the spacecraft's solar array panels. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study those clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0705

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment con...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment containing the AIM spacecraft (background) at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, a technician studies results of illumination testing on the spac... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians remove covers from instruments in the AIM spacecraft while solar panels are partially deployed. AIM will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0714

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians remove covers from instruments in the AIM spacecraft while solar panels are partially deployed.... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians remove covers from instruments in the AIM spacecraft while solar panels are partially deployed.  The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0709

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians remove covers from instruments in the AIM spacecraft while solar panels are partially deployed.... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians remove covers from instruments in the AIM spacecraft while solar panels are partially deployed. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0710

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians remove covers from instruments in the AIM spacecraft while solar panels are partially deployed.... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians remove covers from instruments in the AIM spacecraft while solar panels are partially deployed. AIM will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0715

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians remove covers from instruments in the AIM spacecraft while solar panels are partially deployed.... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, lights are reflected on the solar array panels of the AIM spacecraft during illumination testing. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study those clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0704

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, lights are reflected on the solar array panels of the AIM spacecraft during illumination testing. The AIM s... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians remove covers from instruments in the AIM spacecraft while solar panels are partially deployed.  The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0708

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians remove covers from instruments in the AIM spacecraft while solar panels are partially deployed.... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians remove covers from instruments in the AIM spacecraft while solar panels are partially deployed. AIM will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0713

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians remove covers from instruments in the AIM spacecraft while solar panels are partially deployed.... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --  In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians look at an area of the AIM spacecraft.  AIM will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0712

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians look at an area of the AIM spacecraft. AIM will fly three instruments designed to study polar ... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --   In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians work on the AIM spacecraft. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0707

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians work on the AIM spacecraft. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study po... more

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.  --   In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, a technician begins the illumination testing of the AIM spacecraft at left.  The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study those clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere. The mission's primary goal is to explain why these clouds form and what has caused them to become brighter and more numerous and appear at lower latitudes in recent years. AIM's results will provide the basis for the study of long-term variability in the mesospheric climate and its relationship to global climate change. AIM is scheduled to be mated to the Pegasus XL during the second week of April, after which final inspections will be conducted.  Launch is scheduled for April 25. KSC-07pd0703

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF. -- In a clean-room environment at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, a technician begins the illumination testing of the AIM spacecraft at left. The AIM spacecraft will fly t... more