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Sea Launch's Odyssey Launch Platform carrying the Inmarsat-4 Satellite.
Sea Launch's Odyssey Launch Platform carrying the Inmarsat-4 Satellite.

Inmarsat-4 Blasts Off from Sea Launch.

Nov 8, 2005 After yesterday's launch delay, a Zenit-3SL rocket blasted off from Sea Launch's Odyssey Launch Platform carrying the Inmarsat-4 satellite into orbit. Inmarsat-4, one of the heaviest communications satellites ever launched, will provide high-speed mobile communications to customers in the Americas. Early data indicates that the satellite is in excellent condition.

Expedition 12 Completes First Spacewalk.

Nov 8, 2005 Expedition 12 Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev and Commander Bill McArthur spent over 5 hours outside the International Space Station, performing their first spacewalk. During their time in space, the two men installed a new video camera on the P1 truss structure and jettisoned a probe attached to the exterior of the station. The mission started an hour later than planned because of a misaligned valve in the Quest airlock that needed troubleshooting.

Ultraviolet Haze at Titan.

Nov 8, 2005 Cassini snapped this picture of Titan on September 24, 2005, before its recent flyby. If you look carefully, you can see a thin haze hanging just above the surface of Titan's surface. This is part of Titan's atmosphere, visible at an altitude of 500 km (310 miles) above the surface of the moon. The particles in this part of the atmosphere are the exact size that scatters the ultraviolet light that reaches Cassini's cameras, which is why we can see it.

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