Status Report

Mars Exploration Rover (MER-A) Status 13 June 2003  

By SpaceRef Editor
June 13, 2003
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MISSION: Mars Exploration Rover (MER-A)

  • LAUNCH PAD: 17-A
  • LAUNCH DATE:  June 10, 2003

The MER-A Delta II launch vehicle carrying the “Spirit” Mars Exploration Rover was launched successfully from Pad 17-A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Tuesday, June 10. The official liftoff time was 1: 58: 46.773 p.m. EDT. Communication with the spacecraft through the Deep Space Network indicates that the spacecraft is in good health and on the proper trajectory. There are no issues or concerns with the mission at this time.

SpaceRef staff editor.