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Spitzer in a Faring
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Credit: NASA/KSC

Photograph • April 10th, 2003 • faring0410_02


The Spitzer Space Telescope was placed in a faring on top of a Delta II rocket before not being launched due to the need to do additional engineering verification on the rocket. Spitzer was later moved back off its rocket and subsequently launched on a different vehicle on August 25, 2003.

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