[ExI] Dawn launch (loading the xenon)

Christopher Healey CHealey at unicom-inc.com
Wed Jun 13 16:50:10 UTC 2007

Perhaps it's liquified xenon.



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On 6/12/07, Amara Graps <amara at amara.com> wrote:

	The crane was fixed last week to assemble the second stage of
the rocket.
	See pics below for loading the spacecraft with propellant

Took a look at these just now - the technicians are in hazmat suits? I
thought the purpose of using xenon instead of mercury was to avoid the
need for such elaborate precautions? 

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