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The Atlas 1 payload fairing is being lifted into position for mating at Launch Complex 36 Pad B Cape Canaveral Air Station.

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The Atlas 1 payload fairing with the encapsulated GOES-K advanced weather satellite is being lifted into position for mating to the Lockheed Martin Atlas 1 expendable launch vehicle (AC-79) at Launch Complex 36, Pad B, Cape Canaveral Air Station. GOES-K will be the third spacecraft to be launched in the advanced series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES). The GOES satellites are owned and operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); NASA manages the design, development and launch of the spacecraft. GOES-K is targeted for an April 24 launch during a launch window which extends from 1:50-3:09 a.m. EDT. Once in orbit, GOES-K will become GOES-10, joining GOES-8 and GOES-9 in space

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  • Title: The Atlas 1 payload fairing is being lifted into position for mating at Launch Complex 36 Pad B Cape Canaveral Air Station.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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