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September 30, 1998

John McNamee
Mars Surveyor 98 Project Manager

Mars Climate Orbiter (At Kennedy Space Center): Launch -71 Days

A good oxidizer sample was obtained and the fueling team pressed ahead and successfully completed loading of NTO oxidizer to the orbiter.

Mars Polar Lander (In Denver, Colorado): Launch -95 days

The lander arrived at KSC safely via C-17 cargo plane at 1:30 am EDT (Thursday morning). Diode rework/retesting of the Power Distribution and Drive Unit (PDDU) and Command and Data Handling (C&DH) boxes continues to proceed ahead of schedule. Shipment of the reworked boxes to KSC is scheduled for Monday October 5.

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Mars Climate Orbiter Spacecraft At Kennedy Space Center
September 30, 1998

Mars Climate Orbiter
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