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NASA’s MAVEN mission to Mars is successfully launched by Atlas V

19 Nov 2013, 12:17 UTC
NASA’s MAVEN mission to Mars is successfully launched by Atlas V
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An Atlas V 401 launch vehicle operated by the United Launch Alliance, successfully launched NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft to Mars at 1828 GMT on 18 November 2013. Lift off of the $671 million mission occured from the Cape Canaveral launch site in Florida, USA. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolutuion (MAVEN) mission carries eight instruments to take measurements of Mars atmosphere during a full Earth year.

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