STEREO was successfully launched at 8:52 pm on October 25, 2006 (EDT) aboard
a Boeing Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base.
During the first three months, while STEREO was still in near-Earth orbit,
the spacecraft and payloads on both spacecraft finished commissioning. Both spacecraft are now
performing science operations in their respective heliocentric orbits.
Operations are through the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory located
in Laurel, Maryland. Science coordination is through the STEREO
Science Center (NASA GSFC).
Photo by NASA KSC.
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