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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Preps for Summer Launch

Friday, January 7, 2005

The next major step in Mars Exploration is taking shape with preparation of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for launch in just seven months. The orbiter is undergoing environmental tests in facilities at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, Colo., where its Atlas V launch vehicle is also being prepared. Developments are on schedule for a launch window that begins on Aug. 10. USGS Astrogeology is involved in the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE).

More: JPL - Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Status

Link: ASU - High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment