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At Astrotech Space Operations Facility in Titusville Fla. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter are being prepared for fairing installation.

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At Astrotech Space Operations Facility in Titusville, Fla., NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, and NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, known as LCROSS, are being prepared for fairing installation. At left, with the decals, is part of the fairing that will be installed around the spacecraft for launch. The fairing is a molded structure that fits flush with the outside surface of the rocket and forms an aerodynamically smooth nose cone, protecting the spacecraft during launch and ascent. The LRO includes five instruments: DIVINER, LAMP, LEND, LOLA and LROC. They will be launched aboard an Atlas V/Centaur rocket no earlier than June 17 from Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

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  • Title: At Astrotech Space Operations Facility in Titusville Fla. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter are being prepared for fairing installation.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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