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Final prelaunch preparations are made for liftoff of the Boeing Delta II expendable launch vehicle with the Advanced Composition Explorer.

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NASA

Final prelaunch preparations are made at Launch Complex 17A, Cape Canaveral Air Station, for liftoff of the Boeing Delta II expendable launch vehicle with the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft, at top. The black rectangular-shaped panel in front is one of ACE’s solar arrays. ACE will investigate the origin and evolution of solar phenomenon, the formation of solar corona, solar flares and acceleration of the solar wind. This will be the second Delta launch under the Boeing name and the first from Cape Canaveral. Liftoff is scheduled Aug. 24

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  • Title: Final prelaunch preparations are made for liftoff of the Boeing Delta II expendable launch vehicle with the Advanced Composition Explorer.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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