The GOES-N weather satellite prepares for launch at the Astrotech facility in Titusville on June 2, 2005

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The Delta 4's payload fairing is prepared for encapsulating the satellite:
Clean-room 'bunny' suits must be worn to protect the spacecraft from dust and debris:
GOES-N Series Technical Acquisition Manager Tom Wrublewski:
GOES-N is already fueled, so precautions must be taken: