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The Boeing Delta II undergoes final preparations for liftoff at Launch Complex 17A Cape Canaveral Air Station.

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

After launch tower retraction, the Boeing Delta II expendable launch vehicle carrying the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) undergoes final preparations for liftoff in the predawn hours of Aug. 24, 1997, at Launch Complex 17A, Cape Canaveral Air Station. This is the second Delta launch under the Boeing name and the first from Cape Canaveral. ACE with its combination of nine sensors and instruments will investigate the origin and evolution of solar phenomenon, the formation of solar corona, solar flares and acceleration of the solar wind. ACE was built for NASA by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and is managed by the Explorer Project Office at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The lead scientific institution is the California Institute of Technology

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  • Title: The Boeing Delta II undergoes final preparations for liftoff at Launch Complex 17A Cape Canaveral Air Station.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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