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October 5, 1998

John McNamee
Mars Surveyor 98 Project Manager

Mars Climate Orbiter (At Kennedy Space Center): Launch -66 Days

The Pyro Initiation Unit (PIU) interface reverification was completed successfully.

Mars Polar Lander (At Kennedy Space Center): Launch -90 days

Planetary Protection inspection and assay tasks were completed. The lander is on the Pathfinder rotation fixture, however mechanical tear down activities required to replace the Power Distribution and Drive Unit (PDDU) and Command and Data Handling (C&DH) boxes have been slowed due to questions regarding safety procedures. Expect these issues to be worked on October 6.

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Mars Surveyor 98 Spacecraft At Kennedy Space Center
October 5, 1998

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