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Pegasus XL and NuSTAR Readied for Launch
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Pegasus XL and NuSTAR Readied for Launch

July 3, 2012
Inside the Orbital Sciences processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, preparations to launch NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft are nearly complete. The spacecraft has been mated with its Pegasus XL rocket and enclosed in the Pegasus payload fairing. Cool, dry air is being pumped into the fairing through a purge line to maintain the proper environment for the spacecraft in the confined space. Image credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin, VAFB


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