PIA03524: Getting Closer to Countdown: Spacecraft Undergoes Readiness Tests
 Mission:  Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
 Spacecraft:  Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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 Produced By:  JPL
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It's no easy task getting Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter ready for launch. Workers stabilize the crane holding one of the enormous billboard-sized solar panels temporarily removed from the spacecraft prior to rigorous testing. This test is one of many "checkups" the spacecraft must undergo to verify its readiness for launch.

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NASA/JPL/Lockheed Martin Space Systems

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