MER-B Parts Arrive at the Cape
29 Jan 2003
(Source: Kennedy Space Center)
SPACECRAFT AND EXPENDABLE VEHICLES STATUS REPORT
January 29, 2003
George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center
MISSION: Mars Exploration Rovers (MER-1/MER-2)
LAUNCH VEHICLES: Delta II/Delta II Heavy
LAUNCH PADS: 17-A/17-B
LAUNCH DATES: May 30/June 25
LAUNCH TIMES: 2:28 p.m./12:34 a.m.
The cruise stage, aeroshell and lander for the MER-2 mission arrived at the KSC Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF) at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27. The lander was unpacked, cleaned and placed in the high bay on Tuesday. The aeroshell and cruise stage were removed from the shipping container today. The first of the two Mars Exploration rovers will arrive at KSC in February.