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Mars Pathfinder Status

Week of September 2, 1996

EDL testing done, the lander was dissembled so that the interior electronics could be accessed. We had two fuses, some relays, and a waveguide transfer switch that needed to be replaced. Also we installed a fresh, fully charged, flight battery. This battery is the best one that we have used to date and will now have to survive to do its job over the next year. Once the electronics were updated, we performed a full functional test to confirm that the fixes worked and that we didn't disturb anything in the process.