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October 21, 1998

John McNamee
Mars Surveyor 98 Project Manager

Mars Climate Orbiter: Launch -50 days

A complete launch rehearsal starting at orbiter power up and health check at L-18 through a first opportunity launch scrub and launch on the second opportunity was conducted successfully. The orbiter was powered and configured throughout the mock countdown in a flight like condition.

Mars Polar Lander: Launch -74 Days

Thermal batteries were installed. Electrical mate and checkout of the flight batteries is in process.

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Mars Climate Orbiter Spacecraft At Kennedy Space Center
October 21, 1998

Mars Climate Orbiter
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