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Spitzer Points Its High-Gain Antenna Towards the Earth
Sirtf downlink

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)

Artwork • August 23rd, 2003 • SIRTF_downlink

SIRTF_downlink

The Spitzer Space Telescope points its high-gain antenna towards the Earth for downlinking recent observations and uplinking new observing instructions.

About the Object

Name
Spitzer Space TelescopeEarth
Type
Technology > Observatory > Telescope
Planet > Type > Terrestrial