A new satellite for the L2 Lagrangian point

From: Tom Wagner (sciteach1950@home.com)
Date: Sat Jun 30 2001 - 10:24:29 PDT

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    "Cosmologists are eagerly awaiting the launch of NASA's Microwave Anisotropy
    Probe (MAP), set to rocket away from Cape Canaveral on June 30th, between
    3:46 and 3:56 p.m. EDT. The telescope aims to map minute fluctuations in the
    temperature of the cosmic microwave background radiation
    MAP will be situated at the L2 Lagrangian point, a very good place for MAP
    because it is far from the Sun's and Earth's microwave emissions, which are
    a billion times stronger than the signal we are measuring."
    Are there any other astronomical satellites at this Lagrangian point?
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