Interstellar Boundary Explorer
Single flight unit of the IBEX programme.
Main mission: exploration of the region between the solar system and the interstellar space.
Highly elliptical orbit with perigee 47,000 km, apogee 308,000 km.
Mass at launch
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Data access information
Data available from the IBEX Science Operations Centers at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and the Boston University
Details on Status
The initial orbit with perigee 7,000 km, apogee 319,000 km, was modified in June 2011 to increase the perigee in order to avoid the radiation belts and extend lifetime.
19 Oct 2008
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational ,
blue tag : future
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IBEX Interstellar Boundary Explorer
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