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Technicians lower the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft or MAVEN toward the rotation fixture.

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Inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians lower the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft, or MAVEN, toward the rotation fixture for further testing and prelaunch preparations next week.


MAVEN is being readied for its scheduled November launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to Mars. Positioned in an orbit above the Red Planet, MAVEN will study the upper atmosphere of Mars in unprecedented detail. Photo credit: NASA/Chris Rhodes

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  • Title: Technicians lower the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft or MAVEN toward the rotation fixture.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
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