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October 6, 1998

John McNamee
Mars Surveyor 98 Project Manager

Mars Climate Orbiter (At Kennedy Space Center): Launch -65 Days

The Deep Space Network (DSN) end-to-end compatibility testing is in progress and should complete as scheduled tommorrow. Based on further review of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) data, the Project has decided to inspect the orbiter Pyro Initiation Unit (PIU) for cracked glass body diodes and rework the box as necessary as was done on the orbiter and lander Power Distribution and Drive Unit (PDDU) and Command and Data Handling (C&DH) boxes. A schedule replan meeting will be held tommorrow.

Mars Polar Lander (At Kennedy Space Center): Launch -89 days

The lander cruise stage and backshell were removed as scheduled. The lander PIU was removed for inspection and rework of cracked glass body diodes and excess conformal coating per the FMEA review cited under the orbiter report.

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Mars Surveyor 98 Spacecraft At Kennedy Space Center
October 6, 1998

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