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Pegasus Fairing Removed 2
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Pegasus Fairing Removed 2

July 3, 2012
Orbital Sciences technicians guide half of the Pegasus payload fairing away from NuSTAR spacecraft in Orbital’s hangar on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Access to the spacecraft is needed for compatibility testing to verify communication with a tracking station in Hawaii. Image credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin, VAFB