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October 17, 1998

John McNamee
Mars Surveyor 98 Project Manager

Mars Climate Orbiter: Launch -54 days

The Assembly, Test and Launch (ATLO) test unit Pyro Initiation Unit (PIU) was installed in place of the flight PIU at end of day Friday. No orbiter work was planned for Saturday.

Mars Polar Lander: Launch -78 Days

Medium Gain Antenna (MGA) gimbal, thermal, UHF, and touch down sensor reverification testing was completed on Saturday (as opposed to COB Friday as reported in yesterday's report). UHF retesting, flight PIU reinstallation, and MGA reinstallation was accomplished by COB Saturday as well.

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Mars Climate Orbiter Spacecraft At Kennedy Space Center
October 17, 1998

Mars Climate Orbiter
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