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An ion thruster is removed from a vacuum chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., its job done following almost five years of testing.
An ion thruster is removed from a vacuum chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., its job done following almost five years of testing.

Spare Ion Engine Being Checked

An ion thruster is removed from a vacuum chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., its job done following almost five years of testing.

Mission: Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Spacecraft: Deep Space 1
Instrument: Ion Engine
ID#: PIA04668
Added: 2003-07-30

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Spare Ion Engine Being Checked

An ion thruster is removed from a vacuum chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., its job done following almost five years of testing.

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NASA's New Millennium Deep Space 1 spacecraft approaching the comet 19P/Borrelly.
NASA's New Millennium Deep Space 1 spacecraft approaching the comet 19P/Borrelly.

Deep Space 1 Using its Ion Engine (Artist's Concept)

NASA's New Millennium Deep Space 1 spacecraft approaching the comet 19P/Borrelly.

Target: Borrelly
Mission: Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Spacecraft: Deep Space 1
Instrument: Ion Engine
ID#: PIA04604
Added: 2003-07-02

Views: 90

Deep Space 1 Using its Ion Engine (Artist's Concept)

NASA's New Millennium Deep Space 1 spacecraft approaching the comet 19P/Borrelly.

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Artist's concept of NASA's Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly.
Artist's concept of NASA's Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly.

Artist's Concept of Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly

Artist's concept of NASA's Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly.

Target: Borrelly
Mission: Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Spacecraft: Deep Space 1
Instrument: Star Tracker
ID#: PIA04496
Added: 2003-05-09

Views: 86

Artist's Concept of Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly

Artist's concept of NASA's Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly.

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This image of a xenon ion engine, photographed through a port of the vacuum chamber where it was being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows the faint blue glow of charged atoms being emitted from the engine.
This image of a xenon ion engine, photographed through a port of the vacuum chamber where it was being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows the faint blue glow of charged atoms being emitted from the engine.

Deep Space 1's Ion Engine

This image of a xenon ion engine, photographed through a port of the vacuum chamber where it was being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows the faint blue glow of charged atoms being emitted from the engine.

Mission: Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Spacecraft: Deep Space 1
Instrument: Ion Engine
ID#: PIA04247
Added: 2002-12-21

Views: 2063

Deep Space 1's Ion Engine

This image of a xenon ion engine, photographed through a port of the vacuum chamber where it was being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows the faint blue glow of charged atoms being emitted from the engine.

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Artist's concept of the Deep Space 1 spacecraft from December, 2002.
Artist's concept of the Deep Space 1 spacecraft from December, 2002.

Artist's Concept of Deep Space 1

Artist's concept of the Deep Space 1 spacecraft from December, 2002.

Mission: Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Spacecraft: Deep Space 1
ID#: PIA04242
Added: 2002-12-21

Views: 1889

Artist's Concept of Deep Space 1

Artist's concept of the Deep Space 1 spacecraft from December, 2002.

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This image of a xenon ion engine prototype, photographed through a port of the vacuum chamber where it was being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows the faint blue glow of charged atoms being emitted from the engine.
This image of a xenon ion engine prototype, photographed through a port of the vacuum chamber where it was being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows the faint blue glow of charged atoms being emitted from the engine.

Deep Space 1's Ion Engine

This image of a xenon ion engine prototype, photographed through a port of the vacuum chamber where it was being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows the faint blue glow of charged atoms being emitted from the engine.

Mission: Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Spacecraft: Deep Space 1
ID#: PIA04238
Added: 2002-12-21

Views: 1862

Deep Space 1's Ion Engine

This image of a xenon ion engine prototype, photographed through a port of the vacuum chamber where it was being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows the faint blue glow of charged atoms being emitted from the engine.

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Kennedy Space Center, Florida. - Deep Space 1 is lifted from its work platform, giving a closeup view of the experimental solar-powered ion propulsion engine.
Kennedy Space Center, Florida. - Deep Space 1 is lifted from its work platform, giving a closeup view of the experimental solar-powered ion propulsion engine.

Deep Space 1's Ion Engine

Kennedy Space Center, Florida. - Deep Space 1 is lifted from its work platform, giving a closeup view of the experimental solar-powered ion propulsion engine.

Mission: Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Spacecraft: Deep Space 1
Instrument: Ion Engine
ID#: PIA04232
Added: 2002-12-21

Views: 1661

Deep Space 1's Ion Engine

Kennedy Space Center, Florida. - Deep Space 1 is lifted from its work platform, giving a closeup view of the experimental solar-powered ion propulsion engine.

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A composite of images from NASA's Deep Space 1 spacecraft shows features of comet Borrelly's nucleus, dust jets escaping the nucleus and the cloud-like 'coma' of dust and gases surrounding the nucleus.
A composite of images from NASA's Deep Space 1 spacecraft shows features of comet Borrelly's nucleus, dust jets escaping the nucleus and the cloud-like 'coma' of dust and gases surrounding the nucleus.

Composite of Comet Borrelly's Nucleus, Jets, Coma

A composite of images from NASA's Deep Space 1 spacecraft shows features of comet Borrelly's nucleus, dust jets escaping the nucleus and the cloud-like 'coma' of dust and gases surrounding the nucleus.

Target: Borrelly
Mission: Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Spacecraft: Deep Space 1
Instrument: Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
ID#: PIA03865
Added: 2002-10-08

Views: 3654

Composite of Comet Borrelly's Nucleus, Jets, Coma

A composite of images from NASA's Deep Space 1 spacecraft shows features of comet Borrelly's nucleus, dust jets escaping the nucleus and the cloud-like 'coma' of dust and gases surrounding the nucleus.

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The solid nucleus of comet Borrelly is barely resolved in this image from NASA's Deep Space 1, enhanced to reveal the highly collimated dust extending towards the bottom left corner of the picture.
The solid nucleus of comet Borrelly is barely resolved in this image from NASA's Deep Space 1, enhanced to reveal the highly collimated dust extending towards the bottom left corner of the picture.

Early Close Image of Comet Borrelly

The solid nucleus of comet Borrelly is barely resolved in this image from NASA's Deep Space 1, enhanced to reveal the highly collimated dust extending towards the bottom left corner of the picture.

Target: Borrelly
Mission: Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Spacecraft: Deep Space 1
Instrument: Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
ID#: PIA03506
Added: 2001-11-03

Views: 140

Early Close Image of Comet Borrelly

The solid nucleus of comet Borrelly is barely resolved in this image from NASA's Deep Space 1, enhanced to reveal the highly collimated dust extending towards the bottom left corner of the picture.

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