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TIMED Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base
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TIMED Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base

January 30, 2013
NASA's TIMED spacecraft arrived safely at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on May 30, at approximately 1 p.m. Pacific time. The spacecraft began its journey early that morning from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), where it was designed and built, to Andrews Air Force Base. There, it was loaded onto a C-17 military cargo plane and flown directly to Vandenberg. Upon the spacecraft's arrival at Vandenberg, APL, NASA and Vandenberg teams unloaded the spacecraft and its ground support equipment, and transported it to one of Vandenberg's space launch complexes, where TIMED will be prepared for launch.