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  • Artist's Concept of NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Approaching Mars
  • Artist's concept of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring.
  • MAVEN Nears Mars
  • MAVEN Wind Ion Analyzer
  • Electra Relay Radio on MAVEN Mission to Mars
  • Hohmann Transfer Orbit
  • Taking Flight at Cape Canaveral
  • MAVEN on Its Way
  • Liftoff of MAVEN
  • MAVEN Launching
  • Atlas V Ignition for MAVEN
  • MAVEN Launches
  • MAVEN Encapsulated Atop Atlas V
  • Fueling of MAVEN's Atlas V Rocket Underway
  • MAVEN Launch Control
  • MAVEN Countdown Underway
  • MAVEN Ready for Launch
  • Night Before Launch of Mars-Bound MAVEN Spacecraft
  • NASA Officials Discuss MAVEN Mission
  • MAVEN Rolls to the Pad
  • MAVEN at the Launch Pad
  • Mars-Bound MAVEN at the Launch Pad
  • MAVEN Placed Atop Atlas V
  • MAVEN's Atlas V Lifted to Launch Pad
  • MAVEN's Centaur Second Stage Lifted
Artist's Concept of NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Approaching MarsArtist's concept of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring.MAVEN Nears MarsMAVEN Wind Ion AnalyzerElectra Relay Radio on MAVEN Mission to MarsHohmann Transfer OrbitTaking Flight at Cape CanaveralMAVEN on Its WayLiftoff of MAVENMAVEN LaunchingAtlas V Ignition for MAVENMAVEN LaunchesMAVEN Encapsulated Atop Atlas VFueling of MAVEN's Atlas V Rocket UnderwayMAVEN Launch ControlMAVEN Countdown UnderwayMAVEN Ready for LaunchNight Before Launch of Mars-Bound MAVEN SpacecraftNASA Officials Discuss MAVEN MissionMAVEN Rolls to the PadMAVEN at the Launch PadMars-Bound MAVEN at the Launch PadMAVEN Placed Atop Atlas VMAVEN's Atlas V Lifted to Launch PadMAVEN's Centaur Second Stage Lifted

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NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is quickly approaching Mars on a mission to study its upper atmosphere.
Artist's Concept of NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Approaching Mars
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This image is the artist's concept of comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1)
Artist's concept of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring.
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A graphic showing the orbits of Mars (shown in red) and MAVEN's arrival, along with Earth and the Sun.
MAVEN Nears Mars
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This image shows the wind analyzer instrument box that is yellow metal at the bottom, the top is a circular black cylinder. The whole instrument is the size of a shoebox.
MAVEN Wind Ion Analyzer
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This radio hardware, the Electra UHF Transceiver on NASA's MAVEN mission to Mars, is designed to provide communication relay support for robots on the surface of Mars.
Electra Relay Radio on MAVEN Mission to Mars
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MAVEN was launched into a Hohmann Transfer Orbit with periapsis at Earth's orbit and apoapsis at the distance of the orbit of Mars. The spacecraft will travel more than 180 degrees around the Sun in its transfer orbit, which requires 10 months to set the stage for Mars Orbit Insertion in September 2014.
Hohmann Transfer Orbit
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The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft launches from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Taking Flight at Cape Canaveral
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The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft on a 10-month journey to the Red Planet.
MAVEN on Its Way
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The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft on a 10-month journey to the Red Planet. Liftoff was at 1:28 p.m. EST.
Liftoff of MAVEN
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MAVEN Launching
MAVEN Launching
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The dual Atlas V rocket engines roar to life on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41.
Atlas V Ignition for MAVEN
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MAVEN Launches.
MAVEN Launches
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At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft is encapsulated atop an Atlas V rocket.
MAVEN Encapsulated Atop Atlas V
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At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex-41 liquid oxygen began flowing into the Atlas first stage booster for the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, mission.
Fueling of MAVEN's Atlas V Rocket Underway
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In the Launch Control Center at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, agency and contractor managers and engineers monitor progress in the countdown to launch the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft atop an Atlas V rocket.
MAVEN Launch Control
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The countdown is underway at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41 where a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket stands ready to boost the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft on a 10-month journey to the Red Planet.
MAVEN Countdown Underway
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At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41 a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket stands ready to boost the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft on a 10-month journey to the Red Planet.
MAVEN Ready for Launch
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A full moon rises behind the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Nov. 17, 2013.
Night Before Launch of Mars-Bound MAVEN Spacecraft
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At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Compex-41, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, along with other agency and contractor officials spoke to members of the news media about preparations for the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, mission.
NASA Officials Discuss MAVEN Mission
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The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, spacecraft arrives at the pad at Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida after a 20-minute journey from the Vertical Integration Facility. Rollout began on schedule with first motion at 9:57 a.m.
MAVEN Rolls to the Pad
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The Atlas V rocket carrying the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft sits at the launch pad at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after rolling out from Space Launch Complex 41 on Saturday, Nov. 16. MAVEN is set to launch at 1:28 p.m. EST on Monday on a 10-month journey to the Red Planet.
MAVEN at the Launch Pad
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Two days before the scheduled launch to Mars, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft rolled out of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41 Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Mars-Bound MAVEN at the Launch Pad
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Crews guide NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, spacecraft, inside a payload fairing, into place atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41.
MAVEN Placed Atop Atlas V
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At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V first stage is lifted for stacking at Launch Pad 41 in preparation for the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, mission.
MAVEN's Atlas V Lifted to Launch Pad
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At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the United Launch Alliance Centaur second stage is lifted for stacking atop its Atlas V first stage at Launch Pad 41 in preparation for the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, mission.
MAVEN's Centaur Second Stage Lifted
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