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In the Hazardous Processing Facility at Astrotech Space Operations workers guide the THEMIS spacecraft onto the spin table.

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In the Hazardous Processing Facility at Astrotech Space Operations, workers guide the integrated THEMIS spacecraft onto the spin table in the foreground. There it will undergo spin-balance testing. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton

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  • Title: In the Hazardous Processing Facility at Astrotech Space Operations workers guide the THEMIS spacecraft onto the spin table.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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