LAUNCH CENTER

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Fri Aug 12 2005
Lockheed Martin

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

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LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

August 12, 2005 at 7:43 AM EDT

(August 12, 2005 at 11:43 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

August 12, 2005 at 7:43 AM EDT

(August 12, 2005 at 11:43 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

August 12, 2005 at 7:43 AM EDT

(August 12, 2005 at 11:43 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Planetary Science
    • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is a spacecraft designed to study the geology and climate of Mars, provide reconnaissance of future landing sites, and relay data from surface missions back to Earth. It was launched on August 12, 2005 and reached Mars on March 10, 2006. In November 2006, after five months of aerobraking, it entered its final science orbit and began its primary science phase.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Space Launch Complex 41