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Spacecraft Animations

WMAP Spacecraft Earth FlyBy
WMAP Earth FlyBy
WMAP Speeds by, close to Earth after a perfect launch.
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COBE to WMAP Sky Morph Postcard front
WMAP Phasing Loops
WMAP orbits around Earth waiting for the moon to move into the right position.
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COBE to WMAP Sky Morph Postcard front
WMAP Moon FlyBy
WMAP uses the moon to get a gravity assisted boost on to the L2 point.
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COBE to WMAP Sky Morph Postcard front
WMAP Flight to L2
WMAP travels to the L2 Lagrange point, and begins an elliptical orbit around it.
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WMAP Spacecraft FlyBy at L2
WMAP Fly-By at L2
WMAP orbits around the L2 Lagrange point, one million miles beyond Earth.
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