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December 1, 1998

John McNamee
Mars Surveyor 98 Project Manager

Mars Climate Orbiter: Launch -9 Days

The orbiter battery was charged and the T-7 functional test was performed successfully.

Mars Polar Lander: Launch - 33 Days

The JPL Director's Mission Readiness Review and Lockheed Martin Astronautics (LMA) President's Review were conducted. Flight Software (FSW) Build 8.2 was loaded on the lander. An additional 2 days of margin were identified in the Boeing post-mate flow and a tentative agreement has been reached to allocate that as added spacecraft margin by delaying the mate to December 17.

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Mars Surveyor 98 Spacecraft At Kennedy Space Center
December 1, 1998

Mars Climate Orbiter
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Mars Polar Lander
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