TIMED Spacecraft Returns to APL
January 30, 2013
Stored inside its shipping container, the TIMED spacecraft and its most crucial support equipment are returned to The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) after completing environmental testing at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in February 2000. The spacecraft is transported via a specially designed flatbed truck to ensure that the spacecraft shipping container safely passes underneath all bridges and highway overpasses. The truck is also equipped with an air ride system, or special shocks, to reduce vibration to the spacecraft during travel.
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