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Workers remove the protective covering from NASA's Deep Space 1 spacecraft to prepare for prelaunch processing.

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

Wearing special protective suits, workers remove the protective covering from NASA’s Deep Space 1 spacecraft in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at KSC to prepare it for prelaunch processing. Targeted for launch on a Boeing Delta 7326 rocket on Oct. 15, 1998, the first flight in NASA’s New Millennium Program is designed to validate 12 new technologies for scientific space missions of the next century. Onboard experiments include an ion propulsion engine and software that tracks celestial bodies so the spacecraft can make its own navigation decisions without the intervention of ground controllers. Deep Space 1 will complete most of its mission objectives within the first two months, but will also do a flyby of a near-Earth asteroid, 1992 KD, in July 1999

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  • Title: Workers remove the protective covering from NASA's Deep Space 1 spacecraft to prepare for prelaunch processing.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
  • About Title: To help you find images you’re searching for, previously untitled images have been labelled automatically based on their description

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