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  • Artist's Concept of NuSTAR

    Artist's Concept of NuSTAR

    Artist's concept of NuSTAR on orbit. NuSTAR has a 10-m (30') mast that deploys after launch to separate the optics modules (right) from the detectors in the focal plane (left). The spacecraft, which c...

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  • NuSTAR spacecraft

    Spacecraft Arrives

    Workers unwrap the environmentally controlled shipping container enclosing NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft in the airlock of processing facility 1555 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

    Im...

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  • Spacecraft arrives by truck.

    Spacecraft Arrives

    NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft, enclosed in an environmentally controlled shipping container, is delivered by tractor-trailer to processing facility 1555 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The spac...

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  • NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

    NuSTAR Poses for the Camera

    NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, at Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Va., January 2012.

    Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Orbital

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  • NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

    Integrating NuSTAR

    Engineers in the final stages of assembling NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, at Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Va., January 2012.

    Image credit: NASA/JPL-C...

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  • The integrated NuSTAR observatory, including the instrument and spacecraft, at Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Va. on June 29, 2011.

    NuSTAR instrument and spacecraft

    The integrated NuSTAR observatory, including the instrument and spacecraft, at Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Va. on June 29, 2011. Image credit: Orbital Sciences Corp.

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  • The integrated NuSTAR observatory, including the instrument and spacecraft, at Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Va. on June 29, 2011.

    NuSTAR being prepared for testing

    The integrated NuSTAR observatory, including the instrument and spacecraft, at Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Va. on June 29, 2011. The observatory is being prepared for environmental testing...

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  • The Pegasus launch vehicle, built by Orbital Space Corporation.

    Pegasus XL Launch Vehicle

    NuSTAR will launch into a low-Earth, near-equatorial orbit on a Pegasus XL rocket from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The Pegasus launch vehicle, built by Orbital Space Corporation, relies o...

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  • All three fins on the aft end of the Pegasus XL rocket's first stage have been installed.

    Pegasus Processing

    Inside a Pegasus booster processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, all three fins on the aft end of the Orbital Sciences Corp. Pegasus XL rocket's first stage have been installed...

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  • The wing of the Pegasus XL launch vehicle

    Pegasus Processing

    The wing of the Pegasus XL launch vehicle awaits processing in a clean room at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Orbital Sciences Corp. Pegasus rocket will launch the NuSTAR) spacecraft fro...

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