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Images Show Integration of MAVEN Propellant Tank
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Images Show Integration of MAVEN Propellant Tank

February 26, 2013
The tank was built by ATK Aerospace Group at its facility in Commerce, Calif. The primary structure in the background is cube shaped at 7.5 feet x 7.5 feet x 6.5 feet high. Built out of composite panels comprised of aluminum honeycomb sandwiched between graphite composite face sheets, the entire structure only weighs 275 pounds. MAVEN is scheduled to launch in November 2013 and will be the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere. Credit: Lockheed Martin


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