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NASA Spitzer Space Telescope • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
• California Institute of Technology
• Vision for Space Exploration
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Launch Animations

The launch of Spitzer.

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Spitzer speeds away from Earth after its separation from its Delta II rocket.

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Spitzer ejects its dust cover.

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Spitzer's innovative Earth-trailing orbit is depicted.

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A flyaround of Spitzer in orbit.

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An observation cycle is illustrated in this animation, with Spitzer obtaining data, transmitting that data to Earth, then receiving new instructions and continuing its observations.

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Spitzer is portrayed here first in visible light, then against the same background in the infrared.

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Spitzer is portrayed here first in visible light, then against the same background in the infrared.

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Spitzer is portrayed here against an infrared sky.

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