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MAVEN successfully launched

Submit on Monday, November 18th, 2013 22:59

Rocket: Atlas V 401; Payload: Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN); Date: 18 November 2013, 1828 UTC, Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The NASA spacecraft separated from the rocket’s second stage 53 minutes after launch. The solar arrays deployed approximately one hour after launch and currently power the spacecraft. MAVEN now is embarking on a 10-month interplanetary cruise before arriving at Mars next September.

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