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At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft is encapsulated atop an Atlas V rocket.
11.18.2013

MAVEN Encapsulated Atop Atlas V

At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft is encapsulated atop an Atlas V rocket. At 37 and a half feet long and, when fully fueled, weighing 5,400-pounds, MAVEN is about the size of a family sport utility vehicle.

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