PIA22452: GRACE Follow-On Moves Closer to Launch
 Mission:  GRACE-FO
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Technicians inspect the twin GRACE Follow-On satellites and their multi-satellite dispenser at the SpaceX facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The satellites were subsequently stacked atop another satellite dispenser containing the five Iridium NEXT communications satellites they will share a ride to orbit with.

GRACE-FO continues a successful partnership between NASA and Germany's GFZ, with participation by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). JPL manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

For more information on GRACE-FO, go to https://gracefo.jpl.nasa.gov/.

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Iridium Communications Inc./NASA/JPL-Caltech

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