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Lunar Orbiter 1 Simulation Testing

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A camera-carrying and solar panels as it settled during a simulated photographic mission to the moon. The chamber will have a vacuum equivalent to about 100 miles altitude during the program. This is the first ground-test Lunar Orbiter to undergo a mission simulation under space-environment conditions. Boeing is building eight Lunar Orbiters for the National Aeronautics and pace Administration. The first launch is scheduled for mid-year.

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