Detail View: NASA Kennedy Center Media Archive Collection: In KSC?s Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility-II (SAEF-II), the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft is encapsulated and placed into the transporter which will move it to Launch Complex 17A. Scheduled for launch on a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Station on Aug. 24, ACE will study low-energy particles of solar origin and high-energy galactic particles. The collecting power of instruments aboard ACE is 10 to 1,000 times greater than anything previously flown to collect similar data by NASA

Description: 
In KSC?s Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility-II (SAEF-II), the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft is encapsulated and placed into the transporter which will move it to Launch Complex 17A. Scheduled for launch on a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Station on Aug. 24, ACE will study low-energy particles of solar origin and high-energy galactic particles. The collecting power of instruments aboard ACE is 10 to 1,000 times greater than anything previously flown to collect similar data by NASA
Release Date: 
08/13/1997
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: 
08-13-1997
facet_when_year: 
1997
Photo Number: 
KSC-97PC-1232
UID: 
SPD-KSCMA-KSC-97PC-1232
original url: 
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=1412