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MAVEN ‘Go’ to Proceed Toward Monday Launch

November 15, 2013

MAVEN cleared its last mission review on Nov. 15th, as NASA and contractor managers gave a “go” at the Launch Readiness Review to proceed to launch on Nov. 18, at 1:28 p.m. EST, the beginning of a 2-hour launch window for the Mars-bound spacecraft.  (Courtesy NASA)

MAVEN cleared its last mission review on Nov. 15th, as NASA and contractor managers gave a “go” at the Launch Readiness Review to proceed to launch on Nov. 18, at 1:28 p.m. EST, the beginning of a 2-hour launch window for the Mars-bound spacecraft. (Courtesy NASA)


A Launch Readiness Review ended this morning with NASA and contractor managers giving MAVEN the “go” for launch at 1:28 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 18, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Today’s review is the final mission review for MAVEN and its ride into space, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V was also cleared for the rollout to the launch pad Saturday. Teams have not encountered any significant technical issues or concerns for launch.

Forecasters from the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Weather Squadron predict a 60 percent chance of favorable conditions during the two-hour launch window.

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