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Réf : S10730

Thème : Essais - Constructions - Satellites - Sondes - Fusées  (2314 images)

Titre : The Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) undergoes final prelaunch processing in

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(08/12/1997) --- The Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) undergoes final prelaunch processing in KSC’s Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility-2 (SAEF-2) before being transported to Pad A at Launch Complex 17, Cape Canaveral Air Station, for mating to the Delta II launch vehicle. This photo was taken during a news media opportunity. The worker at right is installing protective covering over one of the spacecraft’s solar arrays. 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. Launch is targeted for Aug. 24