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In the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility 2 a technician conducts a lighting test on the solar panels.

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In the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility 2, a technician conducts a lighting test on the solar panels on the Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft. The spacecraft will provide the first detailed look into the heart of a comet -- the nucleus. The spacecraft will fly as close as 60 miles (100 kilometers) to at least two comets and will take the sharpest pictures yet of the nucleus while analyzing the gas and dust that surround these rocky, icy building blocks of the solar system. Launch of CONTOUR aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket is scheduled for July 1 from Launch Pad 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

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  • Title: In the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility 2 a technician conducts a lighting test on the solar panels.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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