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Installation of the Delta II payload fairing around NASA's Infrared Survey Explorer or WISE is under way in the White Room.

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Installation of the Delta II payload fairing around NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is under way in the White Room at Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

The fairing protects the spacecraft from aerodynamic forces during launch. WISE will survey the entire sky at infrared wavelengths, creating a cosmic clearinghouse of hundreds of millions of objects which will be catalogued and provide a vast storehouse of knowledge about the solar system, the Milky Way, and the universe. Launch is scheduled for Dec. 9. For additional information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/wise. Photo credit: NASA/VAFB

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  • Title: Installation of the Delta II payload fairing around NASA's Infrared Survey Explorer or WISE is under way in the White Room.
  • Location: Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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