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Tilting Nose Block - Part 1
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Tilting Nose Block - Part 1

April 20, 2006
The first part of the Venus Express fairing installation was the tilting of the nose block from vertical to horizontal position. With both the Spacecraft and the Upper Stage being fully fuelled the activity is classified as hazardous, and was conducted with the minimum number of personnel present in the clean room.