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Technician Grace Miller-Swales left does touch up work on the Swift spacecraft at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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Technician Grace Miller-Swales (left) does touch-up work on the Swift spacecraft in Hangar AE at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. John Batilito, with Quality Assurance Services, is at right. Swift is wrapped with blankets to provide thermal stability during the mission. Swift is a first-of-its-kind multi-wavelength observatory dedicated to the study of gamma-ray burst (GRB) science. Its three instruments will work together to observe GRBs and afterglows in the gamma-ray, X-ray, ultraviolet and optical wavebands. The most comprehensive study of GRB afterglows to date, Swift is expected to observe more than 200 gamma-ray bursts during its 2-year mission.

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  • Title: Technician Grace Miller-Swales left does touch up work on the Swift spacecraft at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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