Interbol satellites, diagram

Interbol satellites, diagram

C011/1384 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 37.6MB

Downloadable file size: 1.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DAVID DUCROS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Interbol satellites. Diagram showing the orbits (ellipses) around the Earth (centre left) of the auroral (green) and tail (orange) satellite pairs of the Interbol mission. This mission is a joint one led by the Russian space agency and also involving ESA and NASA. The satellites are being used to study the Earth's magnetosphere (curved lines) and the Van Allen radiation belts. The auroral satellites (launched 1996) reach distances of 20,000 kilometres from Earth, while the tail satellites (launched 1995) reach distances of 200,000 kilometres. Each main Prognoz satellite (at left in each pair) also has a smaller Magion sub-satellite.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1900s, 1990s, 1995, 1996, 20th century, american, apogee, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, aurora, aurorae, auroral, diagram, earth, earth orbit, earth science, eccentric orbit, ellipse, ellipses, european space agency, illustration, interbol, machine, magion, magnetic field, magnetic field lines, magnetism, magnetosphere, monitoring, nasa, observing, orbital, orbiting, orbits, perigee, physics, planet, planetary, planetary science, probe, probes, prognoz, radiation belts, research, roscosmos, russian space agency, satellite, satellites, space, spaceflight, sub-satellite, sub-satellites, subsatellite, subsatellites, tail, technological, technology, van allen radiation belt

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.