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Photo Album of MGS Spacecraft

Assembly, Testing, Arrival and Launch Operations


The pages listed below contain pictures of the MGS spacecraft as it has been built up from its component pieces, been tested, moved to the Cape from Denver and some of the final preparations for launch. The collections are listed in chronological order.

Please choose from: Assembly, Testing, Arrival, or Launch




The MGS Component Assembly page shows the various subassemblies, parts and panels that form the foundation of the spacecraft (Linked page contains this image and 7 other related pictures).


Next we assemble these components into the propulsion and electronics equipment modules, and when those are brought together we finally have a spacecraft! This is shown in the S/C Build-Up Pictures (Linked page contains this image and 13 other related images).


Once the nearly complete spacecraft has had its electronics thoroughly tested, it's ready to be moved from the assembly area to the environmental test facilities. The Spacecraft Move Pictures may not look scary to you, but we all sure held our breaths! (Linked page contains this image and 11 other related images).