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Delta Payload Fairing/Shroud Gallery


Two signs accompanying the Delta shroud/payload fairing.

The top one reads

Delta Shroud

Mounted on top of the launch vehicle, this is the cover, or "fairing," which protects satellites as they go through the atmosphere.

The bottom one reads

Delta 3rd Stage Engine

This is one of several types of third-stage rocket engines used on a Delta. It is a "solid" motor, containing solid as opposed to liquid fuel, which, once ignited, burns through to completion.

Signs accompanying the Delta Payload Fairing/Shroud at Goddard Space Flight Center
Time picture taken Wed Jun 27 12:09:30 2007
Location picture taken Rocket Garden
Visitor Center
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD
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