Tail of an Thor XLT Stage with the RS-27 A engine



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Tail of an Thor XLT stage with the RS-27 A engine. The Numbers at the end of the stage must correspond with the Numbers of the solid booster that attaches there.


Heck einer Thor XLT Erststufe mit einem RS-27 A Triebwerk. Die Nummern am Ende der Stufe müssen mit den Nummern der Feststoffbooster übereinstimmen die an diesen Stellen angebracht werden.

Description KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, workers check the lines attached to the lower end of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket before it is lifted into the mobile service tower. The rocket is the launch vehicle for the THEMIS spacecraft, consisting of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. After the first stage is in the mobile service tower on the pad, nine solid rocket boosters will be placed around the base of the first stage and attached in sets of three. THEMIS is scheduled to launch aboard the Delta II at 6:07 p.m. EST on Feb. 15.
Date 6 January 2007(2007-01-06)
Source http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30924
Author Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton
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