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RBSP Spacecraft Preparation
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RBSP Spacecraft Preparation

August 22, 2012
Inside the Astrotech payload processing facility near NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians prepare Radiation Belt Storm Probes, or RBSP, spacecraft A for a spin test. During the spin test, the spacecraft is turned at a rate of 55 rpm to ensure that it is properly balanced. Image credit: NASA/ Charisse Nahser June 27, 2012