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Re: Atlas V - MAVEN - November 18, 2013
« Reply #75 on: 10/29/2013 04:33 PM »
The DVD containing haikus, artwork and 100,000 names...now attached to a solar array wing

https://twitter.com/MAVEN2Mars/
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The Dawn spacecraft arrives at dwarf planet Ceres, New Horizons arrives at dwarf planet Pluto, and Star Wars: Episode VII comes out in movie theaters...all in the same year. What could possibly make 2015 more awesome for space and sci-fi nerds everywhere?

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Re: Atlas V - MAVEN - November 18, 2013
« Reply #76 on: 10/29/2013 05:27 PM »
Atlas V Rocket Put to the Test in Countdown Rehearsal
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 09:45

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will launch the MAVEN spacecraft Nov. 18 is being put to the test today at Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket is fully loaded with propellants, including liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen and RP-1 kerosene fuel for the Wet Dress Rehearsal, highlighted by an unabridged launch countdown procedure that ends just before countdown clocks reach the T-0 mark. The MAVEN spacecraft, however, is not atop the rocket for today's test. Following the rehearsal, the rocket will be detanked and on Wednesday will return to the Vertical Integration Facility at the launch complex.

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Re: Atlas V - MAVEN - November 18, 2013
« Reply #77 on: 10/30/2013 04:52 PM »
MAVEN payload fairing inspections begin

Engineers and technicians at NASA's Kennedy Space Center have begun inspecting MAVEN's 4m diameter payload fairing (PLF).

The spacecraft has completed pre-launch testing and will be encapsulated in the United Launch Alliance fairing early next week in advance of being loaded on top of the Atlas V rocket and transported out to launch pad in the early morning hours of Nov. 6th.

For additional details on the MAVEN Atlas V-401 launch vehicle and launch operations, visit ULA's MAVEN page: http://bit.ly/1gYweXg

(Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett)
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: Atlas V - MAVEN - November 18, 2013
« Reply #78 on: 10/30/2013 05:39 PM »
From Facebook

NASA's Launch Services Program
The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is moving back to the Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41 today following completion of Tuesday's wet dress rehearsal. The rocket will now be prepared for the arrival of the payload fairing containing the MAVEN spacecraft on Nov. 6. Meanwhile, final inspections and closeouts of the spacecraft are under way in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, including installation of the last thermal blankets. The spacecraft will be weighed and mated to the Atlas V payload adapter on Friday.
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: Atlas V - MAVEN - November 18, 2013
« Reply #79 on: 10/31/2013 11:57 AM »
Mission overview
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Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: Atlas V - MAVEN - November 18, 2013
« Reply #80 on: 11/01/2013 05:07 AM »
Visitor center says on twitter that launch viewing at Saturn V or Atlantis lawn will be included with general admission, so I guess we just catch a bus out to Saturn V after seeing Atlantis in the morning? Has this been the norm for recent Atlas launches?


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Re: Atlas V - MAVEN - November 18, 2013
« Reply #82 on: 11/01/2013 09:04 PM »

MEDIA ADVISORY M27-13


NASA Chief Scientist Available To News Media At Kennedy Space Center

News media will have a chance to speak with NASA chief scientist and planetary geologist Dr. Ellen Stofan on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.  The interview opportunity will occur in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF) viewing room at the Kennedy Space Center.  Dr. Stofan will be observing NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutionN, or MAVEN, spacecraft after it has been encapsulated in the payload fairing. MAVEN is to be moved to Space Launch Complex 41 on Nov. 7.

News media should be at Kennedy’s Press Site at 2 p.m. EST on Tuesday for transportation to the PHSF.

Those needing accreditation should apply online at https://media.ksc.nasa.gov by noon on Monday, Nov. 4. This event is open to U.S. media only. Badges may be picked up at the Kennedy badging office on State Road 405, east of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, after 8 a.m.

To learn more about the MAVEN mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/maven

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Re: Atlas V - MAVEN - November 18, 2013
« Reply #83 on: 11/01/2013 09:11 PM »

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 10:02

The MAVEN spacecraft is entering the home stretch of its prelaunch activities in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Today MAVEN is being mated with the payload attach fitting for the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, allowing encapsulation of the spacecraft into the payload fairing tomorrow.

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Re: Atlas V - MAVEN - November 18, 2013
« Reply #84 on: 11/02/2013 10:19 AM »
Do we have a list of daily launch windows after November 18?

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Re: Atlas V - MAVEN - November 18, 2013
« Reply #85 on: 11/02/2013 11:02 AM »
Do we have a list of daily launch windows after November 18?

They are centered around the same time

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Re: Atlas V - MAVEN - November 18, 2013
« Reply #86 on: 11/04/2013 03:03 AM »
I have seen some good digital copies of the NASA patch for MAVEN does anyone have a good copy of the ULA one for MAVEN?

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Re: Atlas V - MAVEN - November 18, 2013
« Reply #87 on: 11/05/2013 08:20 PM »
MAVEN has been encapsulated.
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Re: Atlas V - MAVEN - November 18, 2013
« Reply #88 on: 11/05/2013 08:38 PM »
I have seen some good digital copies of the NASA patch for MAVEN does anyone have a good copy of the ULA one for MAVEN?

ULA doesn't have a MAVEN patch.

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Re: Atlas V - MAVEN - November 18, 2013
« Reply #89 on: 11/05/2013 08:53 PM »
Such a great article by Chris Gebhardt -

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/11/martian-atmosphere-maven-prepares-launch/
Nice one Chris G! :) I starting to get excited with a new Mars mission about to happen again.  8)
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