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The moveable gantry closes in bringing an additional three solid rocket boosters for mating to the rocket.

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

The moveable gantry closes in on a Delta 7925 rocket, bringing an additional three solid rocket boosters for mating to the rocket. Scheduled to launch April 7, 2001, the rocket will carry the 2001 Mars Odyssey Orbiter, containing 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: The moveable gantry closes in bringing an additional three solid rocket boosters for mating to the rocket.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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