PIA06673: CloudSat Preps for Launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
 Mission:  CloudSat
 Spacecraft:  CloudSat
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 Produced By:  JPL
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The CloudSat spacecraft sits encapsulated within its Boeing Delta launch vehicle dual payload attach fitting at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. CloudSat will share its ride to orbit late next month with NASA's CALIPSO spacecraft. The two spacecraft are designed to reveal the secrets of clouds and aerosols.

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