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The Swift spacecraft is being unwrapped in Hangar AE at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

The Swift spacecraft is being unwrapped in Hangar AE at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. 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 and optical wavebands. Swift is part of NASA’s medium explorer (MIDEX) program being developed by an international collaboration. During its nominal 2-year mission, Swift is expected to observe more than 200 bursts, which will represent the most comprehensive study of GRB afterglow to date. It is scheduled for launch into a low-Earth orbit on a Delta 7320 rocket on Oct. 7.

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  • Title: The Swift spacecraft is being unwrapped in Hangar AE at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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