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Instrument Deck Installed on MMS Observatory #2
December 13, 2012

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Image above: Engineers use a special crane to install the instrument deck onto NASA’s Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) Structure #2 in the early hours of December 11, 2012.

Image below: Installation of instrument deck is complete on MMS Observatory #2, the second of four observatories being assembled in the special MMS cleanroom at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

MMS Observatory #2 will remain at Goddard during the next several months while engineers and technicians integrate additional flight hardware and conduct necessary functional and environmental tests.

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Susan Hendrix
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

Engineers use a special crane to install the instrument deck onto MMS Structure #2.
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ASRC Research and Technology/Barbara Lambert
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MMS Observatory #2 following installation of the instrument deck onto the spacecraft structure.
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ASRC Research and Technology/Barbara Lambert
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