ASTRO-H faring attached

The tip of the rocket that resembles the sharpened end of a pencil is a cover for the satellite known as the faring. Today, ASTRO-H was covered by the faring and is now safely tucked inside the rocket. From now, ASTRO-H can not be directly seen again!

ASTRO-H will separate from the faring four minutes after launch.

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