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In the high bay at Astrotech Space Operations the second half of the fairing is raised upright.

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In the high bay at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., the second half of the fairing is raised upright. It will be moved to the GOES-N spacecraft and join the first half. When both halves are in place, they will encapsulate, or enclose, the GOES-N satellite for launch. The fairing protects the spacecraft during launch and flight through the atmosphere. Once out of the atmosphere, the fairing is jettisoned. GOES-N is the latest in a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites for NOAA and NASA providing continuous monitoring necessary for intensive data analysis. GOES-N will be launched May 18 on a Boeing Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

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  • Title: In the high bay at Astrotech Space Operations the second half of the fairing is raised upright.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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