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Canister
Canister0402 11

Credit: NASA/KSC

Photograph • April 2nd, 2003 • canister0402_11

canister0402_11

The Spitzer Space Telescope is placed in its payload canister for transfer to the launch pad before its aborted earlier launch. Spitzer was later moved back off its rocket and subsequently launched on a different vehicle on August 25, 2003.

About the Object

Name
Spitzer Space Telescope
Type
Technology > Observatory