Detail View: NASA Kennedy Center Media Archive Collection: Workers make final checks as the second part of the bi-sector payload fairing for the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) is closed around the spacecraft at Launch Complex 17A, Cape Canaveral Air Station. ACE will be launched on a Boeing Delta II expendable launch vehicle. The spacecraft will investigate the origin and evolution of solar phenomenon, the formation of solar corona, solar flares and acceleration of the solar wind. This will be the second Delta launch under the Boeing name and the first from Cape Canaveral. Liftoff is scheduled Aug. 24

Description: 
Workers make final checks as the second part of the bi-sector payload fairing for the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) is closed around the spacecraft at Launch Complex 17A, Cape Canaveral Air Station. ACE will be launched on a Boeing Delta II expendable launch vehicle. The spacecraft will investigate the origin and evolution of solar phenomenon, the formation of solar corona, solar flares and acceleration of the solar wind. This will be the second Delta launch under the Boeing name and the first from Cape Canaveral. Liftoff is scheduled Aug. 24
Release Date: 
08/19/1997
Photo Credit: 
NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Release: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration John F. Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899
facet_what: 
ACE
facet_where: 
Florida
facet_when: 
08-19-1997
facet_when_year: 
1997
Photo Number: 
KSC-97DC-1283
UID: 
SPD-KSCMA-KSC-97DC-1283
original url: 
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=1368