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December 10, 1998

John McNamee
Mars Surveyor 98 Project Manager

Mars Climate Orbiter: Launch -1 Day

The flight software patch was loaded and verified as correct on the orbiter. Aliveness and functional testing of sides A and B were accomplished. The orbiter was configured for launch. Final remove before flight items (Mars Color Imager (MARCI) and Pressure Modulator Infrared Radiometer (PMIRR) covers) were removed. Launch is set for 1:45 pm EST Friday.

Mars Polar Lander: Launch -24 Days

Final planetary protection assays were taken. The lander was lifted to the spin table for final mass property determination.

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Mars Surveyor 98 Spacecraft At Kennedy Space Center
December 10, 1998

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