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In the launch tower on Launch Complex 17-B Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is lifted into position for installation of the fairing.

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In the launch tower on Launch Complex 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) is lifted into position for installation of the fairing. SIRTF will obtain images and spectra by detecting the infrared energy, or heat, radiated by objects in space. Most of this infrared radiation is blocked by the Earth's atmosphere and cannot be observed from the ground. Consisting of an 0.85-meter telescope and three cryogenically cooled science instruments, SIRTF is one of NASA's largest infrared telescopes to be launched. SIRTF is currently scheduled for launch aboard a Delta II rocket.

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  • Title: In the launch tower on Launch Complex 17-B Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is lifted into position for installation of the fairing.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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