[ExI] Dawn launch pics- fitting the fairing for the Delta II second stage

Amara Graps amara at amara.com
Thu Sep 20 22:40:33 UTC 2007

If these pictures look familiar, it is because we are exactly where
we were early last July. For the second time, Dawn is wrapped in the
fairing to make it aerodynamically smooth to fit in the nose cone
of the Delta II upper stage booster. .. Launch window (~2 weeks), the
last one for 17 years to visit Vesta and Ceres, begins next Wednesday.


At 10:40 PM +0200 7/3/07, Amara Graps wrote:
>Here you see pictures of the task of encapsulating the Dawn
>spacecraft to protect it during launch and ascent by giving it an
>aerodynamically smooth nose cone via a 'fairing'.


Amara Graps, PhD      www.amara.com
Associate Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute (PSI), Tucson
INAF Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (IFSI), Roma, Italia

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