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The Mars Polar Lander awaits testing in the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility 2 SAEF 2.

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The Mars Polar Lander awaits testing in the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility-2 (SAEF-2). The Mars Polar Lander is targeted for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Station aboard a Delta II rocket on Jan. 3, 1999. The solar-powered spacecraft is designed to touch down on the Martian surface near the northern-most boundary of the south pole in order to study the water cycle there. The lander also will help scientists learn more about climate change and current resources on Mars, studying such things as frost, dust, water vapor and condensates in the Martian atmosphere

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  • Title: The Mars Polar Lander awaits testing in the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility 2 SAEF 2.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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