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read the article 'Mars Science Laboratory Mission Status Report: Course Excellent, Adjustment Postponed'
December 1, 2011

Excellent launch precision for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission has forestalled the need for an early trajectory correction maneuver, now not required for a month or more.
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Status Report
read the article 'NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Launch Rescheduled for Nov. 26'
November 19, 2011

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrying NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is being delayed one day to allow time for the team to remove and replace a flight termination system battery.
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Status Report
read the article 'Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report'
November 18, 2011

The Flight Readiness Review for the Mars Science Laboratory was conducted Friday in the mission briefing room at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
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Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report'
November 10, 2011

In the Vertical Integration Facility at Launch Complex 41, the Mars Science Laboratory with the Curiosity rover is atop the Atlas V rocket.
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Status Report
read the article 'Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report'
November 3, 2011

The Curiosity rover and spacecraft components were delivered inside the fairing to the launch pad this morning.
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Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report'
October 25, 2011

In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF), integration of the Mars Science Laboratory into the Atlas V payload fairing is under way this week.
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Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report'
October 14, 2011

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, gets ready to be encapsulated and transported to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Fla., later this month.
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Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report'
September 30, 2011

The Curiosity rover and its spacecraft components are getting readied for launch at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
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Mission Information

Launched:
7:02 a.m. PST, Nov. 26, 2011
(10:02 a.m. EST)

Landed:
10:32 p.m. PDT, Aug. 5, 2012
(1:32 a.m. EDT, Aug. 6, 2012)

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