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Unboxing a New NASA Spacecraft

Go behind the scenes as we unbox NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, after its arrival at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Northrop Grumman engineer Steve Turek and NASA EDGE’s Chris Giersch walk us through the whole process of unboxing a spacecraft – from the instrument that records every tiny bump on its journey to the special crane used to lift the spacecraft to its new home.

ICON launches in fall 2018 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to study Earth’s interface to space. Read more about the ICON mission:



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Joy Ng (USRA)
Sarah Frazier (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
Karen Fox (ADNET Systems, Inc.)

Chris Giersch (Genex Systems)

Cory Huston (ASRC Federal Data Solutions)

Steve Turek (Northrop Grumman)

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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Dynamics
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