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Multimedia Gallery 2009
On June 8, 2009, at 8:05 a.m., the Sunrise telescope began its maiden research flight from Esrange Space Center in Kiruna, Sweden. For more, see this Staff Notes report >
About this 2009 gallery: The Sunrise balloon was successfully launched from Esrange Space Center in Kiruna, Sweden. The Sunrise balloon, big enough to fit a Boeing 747 jet inside, carried a gondola containing a 1-meter solar telescope—the largest balloon-borne telescope ever—as well as other instruments on a mission to investigate the structure and dynamics of the Sun’s magnetic fields.
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