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An overhead crane at Launch Pad 17 A raises part of a fairing before lifting.

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An overhead crane at Launch Pad 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, raises part of a fairing before lifting. The fairing will cover the Mars Odyssey Orbiter during launch on a Delta rocket. The 2001 Mars Odyssey Orbiter is scheduled for launch April 7, 2001. Mars Odyssey contains three science instruments: THEMIS, the Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS), and the Mars Radiation Environment Experiment (MARIE). THEMIS will map the mineralogy and morphology of the Martian surface using a high-resolution camera and a thermal infrared imaging spectrometer. The GRS will achieve global mapping of the elemental composition of the surface and determine the abundance of hydrogen in the shallow subsurface. The MARIE will characterize aspects of the near-space radiation environment with regards to the radiation-related risk to human explorers

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  • Title: An overhead crane at Launch Pad 17 A raises part of a fairing before lifting.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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