I have always thought that satellites were extremely beautiful objects. The five THEMIS satellites bring to mind Apsaras, beautiful celestial maidens from Buddhist and Hindu mythology that are sometimes compared with Greek muses or angels.
music: "Nightcrawler" by Nosaj Thing. From the 2012 compilation album "We Are the Works in Progress".
video courtesy NASA and THEMIS mission.
The Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) mission is a constellation of five NASA satellites (THEMIS A through THEMIS E) that studies energy releases from Earth's magnetosphere. These magnetic phenomena intensify auroras (northern lights).
The THEMIS satellites were launched February 17, 2007, from Cape Canaveral aboard a Delta II rocket. Each satellite carries identical instrumentation, including a fluxgate magnetometer (FGM), an electrostatic analyzer (ESA), a solid state telescope (SST), a search-coil magnetometer (SCM) and an electric field instrument (EFI). (Wikipedia and NASA).
The five THEMIS satellites are still up there, and still working.