Screen shot of IBEX in JPL’s “Eyes on the Solar System” online application.
Image Credit: Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology
Do you want to know where IBEX is in its orbit around Earth? Would you like to see where IBEX will be a few years from now? 10 years from now? 20 years from now? NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab can show you in an online application titled Eyes on the Solar System. Simply download the Unity player using the link on the Eyes on the Solar System site, and you will be able to navigate the Solar System and see where many of the current NASA spacecraft are, including Juno, SOHO, STEREO, the ISS, and IBEX! IBEX is in the application as a 3–D model, so not only will you see IBEX’s position in space, you will see IBEX itself as it rotates 4 times per minute. You can go forward in time, or see IBEX as it is presently, or even go backwards in time to just after IBEX’s launch in Fall 2008. To find IBEX in the application, look in the menu titled "Solar Missions."