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LCROSS Completes Thermal Vacuum Testing
06.23.08
 
The Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite is gently maneuvered into the thermal vacuum chamber at the Northrop Grumman facility, Redondo Beach, Calif. During the tests, the spacecraft was subjected to heating and cooling cycles to simulate the harsh conditions in outer space. Thermal vacuum is one of the final milestones before LCROSS is certified for space flight.


Photo Credit: NASA, courtesy of Northrop Grumman.
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Image of LCROSS enter the thermal vacuum chamber at the Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach, Calif.
Photo Credit: NASA, courtesy of Northrop Grumman.
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Image of LCROSS enter the thermal vacuum chamber at the Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach, Calif.
Photo Credit: NASA, courtesy of Northrop Grumman.
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