Spacecraft Undergoes Readiness Tests
August 15, 2005
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.
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