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The spacecraft's structure is built around a rectangular equipment deck that supports engineering components and the science instruments. The medium-gain antenna is on the underside, and the low-gain antennas are mounted on the solar wings. All the equipment is mounted directly onto the equipment deck except for the canister, the concentrator and the collector arrays, which are mounted inside the sample return capsule, which in turn is mounted on the equipment deck.

The structures subsystem weighs 98.6 kilograms (217.4 pounds).

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Curator: Aimee Meyer
Updated: November 2009

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