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In the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility 2 the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft sits on a workstand.

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In the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility 2, the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft sits on a workstand, ready for final assembly and checkout. That includes installation of two of the three science instruments, integration of the three-panel solar array, and a spacecraft functional test. Odyssey, which arrived from Denver, Colo., Jan. 4, will be launched aboard a Boeing Delta II vehicle from Pad A, Complex 17, CCAFS. Launch is planned for April 7, 2001 the first day of a 21-day planetary window. The spacecraft will arrive at Mars on Oct. 20, 2001, for insertion into an initial elliptical capture orbit. Its final operational altitude will be a 250-mile-high, Sun-synchronous polar orbit. Mars Odyssey will spend two years mapping the planet’s surface and measuring its environment

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  • Title: In the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility 2 the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft sits on a workstand.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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