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Aquarius/SAC-D inside environmental test chamber
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Aquarius/SAC-D Inside Environmental Test Chamber
[09-Jun-2011] View of the Aquarius instrument inside the test chamber of the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Brazil's National Institute for Space Research. These environmental tests were conducted just prior to shipment of the Aquarius/SAC-D observatory to Vandenberg Air Force Base (Calif.), where it was launched on June 10, 2011.

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