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31-Dec-98 | MPL vehicle fairing installed

Mars Polar Lander has been encapsulated within its standard (9.5-foot) fairing. Both sit atop a Delta 7425 launch vehicle at Space Launch Complex 17B, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Launch is scheduled for 3 January. Currently weather conditions are not favourable for this date, but they are expected to improve considerably in the days that follow. Like MCO and Delta 247 (ACE), this flight will carry a ‘videoroc’ aboard the first stage.

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