MAVEN Arrives at Pad for Launch
At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41, the Atlas V rocket carrying the MAVEN spacecraft rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility on schedule. First motion was at 9:57 a.m. It reached the launch pad 20 minutes later and was secured in position at 10:35 a.m.
All prelaunch work is complete except spacecraft battery charging, which will be underway until the launch countdown picks up at 6:28 a.m. Monday. The weather forecast is unchanged with a 40 percent chance of not meeting the launch weather criteria primarily due to cloud conditions.«Return to the Team Blog page