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December 21, 1998

John McNamee
Mars Surveyor 98 Project Manager

Mars Polar Lander: Launch -13 days

The lander was transported to Space Launch Complex 17B (SLC-17B) at 3:00 am EST Monday morning as scheduled and mated with the Delta stack. A full functional checkout (T-7) of the science payload was completed successfully. A full functional checkout of the lander's engineering subsystems, both "A" and "B" strings, is progressing nominally and is scheduled for completion Tuesday.

Addendum by Ron Baalke:

The following WebCams are now available for the Mars Polar Lander, showing launch preparation activities at Launch Pad 17B: (still images) (video stream) (still images) (video stream)

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Mars Polar Lander Spacecraft At Kennedy Space Center
December 21, 1998

Mars Polar Lander
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