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Inside the Astrotech Payload Processing Facility a worker secures the transport canister around the CALIPSO and CloudSat.

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Inside the Astrotech Payload Processing Facility on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a worker secures the transport canister around the dual spacecraft CALIPSO and CloudSat. The spacecraft will be moved to Space Launch Complex 2. There the spacecraft will be lifted and mated with a Boeing Delta II rocket for launch on April 21. CALIPSO stands for Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation. It will fly in combination with the CloudSat satellite to provide never-before-seen 3-D perspectives of how clouds and aerosols form, evolve, and affect weather and climate. CALIPSO and CloudSat will join three other satellites in orbit to enhance understanding of climate systems.

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  • Title: Inside the Astrotech Payload Processing Facility a worker secures the transport canister around the CALIPSO and CloudSat.
  • Location: Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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