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NanoSail-D Deployment Testing
06.18.08
 
NanoSailD satellite is placed on a specially constructed surface designed for deployment testing.

Doug Huie, research technician at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, carefully sets the NanoSail-D satellite on a specially constructed surface designed for deployment testing. The spacecraft measures 4 inches wide, 4 inches deep and 13 inches long, roughly the size of a loaf of bread, and weighing about 9 pounds.

Credit: NASA/MSFC/D. Higginbotham

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