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The second half of the fairing is moved toward the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment SORCE satellite.

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The second half of the fairing is moved toward the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) satellite (left). Built by Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC), SORCE will study and measure solar irradiance as a source of energy in the Earth's atmosphere. The launch of SORCE is scheduled for Jan. 25 at 3:14 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., from a Pegasus XL launch vehicle. The drop of the Pegasus will be from OSC's L-1011 aircraft at an altitude of 39,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean approximately 100 miles east-southeast of Cape Canaveral.

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  • Title: The second half of the fairing is moved toward the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment SORCE satellite.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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