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11-Dec-98 | Delta flight 264 – Mars Climate Obriter

Mars Climate Orbiter launched from Cape Canaveral at 13:45 EST on 11 December. It was successfully placed into solar orbit and will reach Mars on approximately 23 September to begin a full Martian year of observations to better understand the seasonal changes on that planet. The Delta 7425 carried an aft-looking video camera aboard its interstage, providing exciting views as the vehicle passed through a cloud deck and jettisoned its booster motors.


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