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Atlas V/Centaur Fully Fueled

November 18, 2013

The MAVEN spacecraft is set to liftoff at 1:28 p.m. on top of an Atlas V from Space Launch Complex 41. (Courtesy NASA)

The MAVEN spacecraft is set to liftoff at 1:28 p.m. on top of an Atlas V from Space Launch Complex 41. (Courtesy NASA)


The fuel and oxygen tanks on the Atlas V booster and Centaur upper stage are loaded with propellants now, a major step on the way to launching today at 1:28 p.m. EST.

Launch controllers are getting ready for the last planned hold of the countdown, a 10-minute pause that begins at T-4 minutes.

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