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MAVEN Powered On Ahead of Launch

November 14, 2013

Crews guide the MAVEN spacecraft, inside a payload fairing, into place atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41. (Courtesy: NASA/Kim Shiflett)

Crews guide the MAVEN spacecraft, inside a payload fairing, into place atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41. (Courtesy: NASA/Kim Shiflett)

Controllers turned on the MAVEN spacecraft today as the spacecraft and the Atlas V rocket that will send it to Mars continue on track for launch, Monday, November 18th at 1:28 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The NASA and United Launch Alliance launch teams performed a successful countdown dress rehearsal today as well. The final mission review for MAVEN, called the Launch Readiness Review, will take place Friday in the Mission Briefing Room at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. There are no significant issues or concerns going into the session.

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