See you in orbit - Mission launched on 12/06/2020

Postcard – Neptune Full Disk View – Flown to the ISS on Toucan Space 1

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Buy a postcard which has flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Toucan Space 1, mission “See you in orbit”, launched on 12/06/2020.

10 in stock

Description

This picture of Neptune was produced from the last whole planet images taken through the green and orange filters on the Voyager 2 narrow angle camera. The images were taken at a range of 4.4 million miles from the planet, 4 days and 20 hours before closest approach. The picture shows the Great Dark Spot and its companion bright smudge; on the west limb the fast moving bright feature called Scooter and the little dark spot are visible. These clouds were seen to persist for as long as Voyager’s cameras could resolve them. North of these, a bright cloud band similar to the south polar streak may be seen. Years later, when the Hubble telescope was focused on the planet, these atmospheric features had changed, indicating that Neptune’s atmosphere is dynamic. The Voyager Mission was conducted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Date: April 2, 1990.

Details

Mission

See you in orbit – Toucan Space 1 (December 2020)

Destination

International Space Station (ISS)

Size

10×10cm (approximately 3.9×3.9 inches)