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Spacecraft Undergoes Readiness Tests
05.18.05
Spacecraft Undergoes Readiness Tests

It's no easy task getting Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter ready for launch. Workers stabilize the crane holding one of the enormous billboard-sized solar panels temporarily removed from the spacecraft prior to rigorous testing. This test is one of many "checkups" the spacecraft must undergo to verify its readiness for launch.

Image credit: NASA/KSC

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