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FUSE Satellite Assembly Photos

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Caption: The integrated FUSE science instrument (upper portion) and spacecraft (lower portion) shortly after mating to become the FUSE satellite at the JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. (July 1, 1998)




Caption: The assembled satellite: (left) removal of lifting bar, and (right) attachment of ground test cables, at JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. (July 1, 1998)




Caption: The FUSE science instrument (upper portion) and spacecraft (lower portion) during assembly to become the FUSE satellite, at the JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. (July 1, 1998)




Caption: The "pieces" just prior to assembly: (left) the spacecraft and (right) the FUSE science instrument (telescope and spectrograph structure), at JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. (July 1, 1998)


Caption: The FUSE Spacecraft in a clean room at the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory being prepared for mating of the telescope structure and spacecraft. (Before and after placement of thermal blankets.) (Photos from July 1, 1998.)