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The launch periods for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter were as follows:

 
Launch Arrival
Baseline Launch Period Open August 10, 2005 March 10, 2006
Baseline Launch Period Closed August 30, 2005 March 16, 2006
Contingency Launch Period Open August 31, 2005 March 20, 2006
Contingency Launch Period Closed September 5, 2005 April 11, 2006
In this panoramic view, the launch of an Atlas V rocket is seen from a distance, down a road that leads to the launch pad at launch complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida. In the middle of the image, the rocket appears as a small, thin line ascending into the sky. Billowy smoke surrounds the launch pad and the green of the marshy land around the complex is brilliant. The sun is shining brightly in the left corner of the image and the blue water of the Atlantic Ocean is visible just behind the launch complex.
This panoramic view highlights the liftoff of an Atlas V rocket from launch complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida.
Image Credit: Lockheed Martin
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This image is a table that shows the detailed launch times for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.


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