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LAUNCH UPDATE - Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity Launches
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover - Opportunity
Launch Date: Monday, July 7, 2003
Launch Time: 11:18:15 p.m. EDT
Launch Pad: 17-B
Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Live Coverage: 8:15 p.m. EDT

The MER-B Mars Exploration Rover "Opportunity" aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket has successfully launched. The spacecraft separated at 12:41 a.m. EDT on July 8.

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NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center