Status Report

Mars Exploration Rovers (MER-1/MER-2) Launch Status 29 Jan 2003

By SpaceRef Editor
January 29, 2003
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MISSION: Mars Exploration Rovers (MER-1/MER-2)

  • LAUNCH VEHICLES: Delta II/Delta II Heavy
  • LAUNCH PADS: 17-A/17-B
  • LAUNCH DATES: May 30/June 25
  • LAUNCH TIMES: 2:28 p.m./12:34 a.m.

The cruise stage, aeroshell and lander for the MER-2 mission
arrived at the KSC Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF) at 4 p.m. on
Monday, Jan. 27. The lander was unpacked, cleaned and placed in the high
bay on Tuesday. The aeroshell and cruise stage were removed from the
shipping container today. The first of the two Mars Exploration rovers will
arrive at KSC in February.

SpaceRef staff editor.