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January 1, 1999

John McNamee
Mars Surveyor 98 Project Manager

Mars Polar Lander: Launch -2 days

Lander launch processing activities are proceeding on schedule at the Space Launch Complex 17-B facility with launch 2 days away. Final parameters were loaded on the lander. A powered on countdown rehearsal was conducted successfully. All open items, software acceptance tests, and contingency plans are closed or complete. The lander is on schedule for launch at the opening of the launch period on January 3, 1999, at 3:21:10 EST.

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Mars Polar Lander Spacecraft At Kennedy Space Center
January 1, 1999

Mars Polar Lander
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