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Mars Express Update
16 Sep 2003
(Source: European Space Agency)

Mars Express Status Report
European Space Agency
September 16, 2003
Halfway to its destination, the Mars Express spacecraft and its subsystems continue to behave in a nominal manner. The Interplanetary Cruise checkout of the payload instruments onboard the orbiter will be performed in early October. The checkouts of the Beagle-2 lander are scheduled for early October and early November. On the spacecraft side, preparations for Mars Orbit Insertion are ongoing.

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