1998 MARS SURVEYOR PROJECT STATUS REPORT
March 13, 1998
Mars Surveyor 98 Project Manager
Orbiter and lander integration and test activities are proceeding on schedule with no significant problems. Orbiter electromagnetic compatibility testing was completed successfully on March 9. The orbiter spacecraft is being prepared for thermal vacuum testing scheduled to begin on April 8. The lander vehicle was inserted into the backshell on March 12. The lander/backshell combination will be mated with the cruise stage on March 14 and the heat shield will be installed on March 19. The lander spacecraft in full cruise configuration will be transported to the acoustics lab at Lockheed Martin on March 20.
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