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Core Observatory Entering Thermal Vacuum Chamber
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Core Observatory Entering Thermal Vacuum Chamber

January 16, 2013
On Tuesday Nov. 13, 2012, the GPM observatory moved from the clean room to the thermal vacuum chamber. The spacecraft, wrapped in protective blankets, made the short trip by crane across the testing facility where it was then lowered into the 40-foot test chamber.