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The Ares I-X frustum is being mated to the forward skirt and forward skirt extension to complete the forward assembly.

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In the Assembly and Refurbishment Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Ares I-X frustum is being mated to the forward skirt and forward skirt extension to complete the forward assembly. The assembly will be moved to the Vehicle Assembly Building for stacking operations. Resembling a giant funnel, the frustum's function is to transition the primary flight loads from the rocket's upper stage to the first stage. The frustum is located between the forward skirt extension and the upper stage of the Ares I-X. The launch of Ares I-X is targeted for August 2009. Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder

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  • Title: The Ares I-X frustum is being mated to the forward skirt and forward skirt extension to complete the forward assembly.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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