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CloudSat Preps for Launch
workers examine CloudSat in hangar at Vandenberg Air Force

The CloudSat spacecraft sits encapsulated within its Boeing Delta launch vehicle dual payload attach fitting at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

CloudSat will share its ride to orbit late next month with NASA's CALIPSO spacecraft. The two spacecraft are designed to reveal the secrets of clouds and aerosols.

Image credit: NASA/JPL

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