Headed Toward Jupiter (6)



SPACE WATCH

Spacecraft Preparations
NASA – Technicians at Astrotech’s payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla. watch as NASA’s Juno spacecraft is tested for center of gravity, weight and balance on a rotation stand. Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett June 16, 2011

Spacecraft Preparations-2
Technicians at Astrotech’s payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla. monitor NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it is moved by an overhead crane to a rotation stand for center of gravity, weight and balance testing. Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett June 16, 2011

Spacecraft Preparations-3
Technicians at Astrotech’s payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla. prepare NASA’s Juno spacecraft for its move to a rotation stand for center of gravity, weight and balance testing. Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett June 16, 2011

Getting a Lift
At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, workers using an overhead crane guide a solid rocket motor into position in the Vertical Integration Facility at Launch Complex 41. It then will be attached to the United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster stage, already at the pad. Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett June 15, 2011

Getting a Lift-2
At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, workers using an overhead crane lift a solid rocket motor into the Vertical Integration Facility at Launch Complex 41. It then will be attached to the United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster stage, already at the pad. Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett June 15, 2011

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