Fwd = 2001 Mars Odyssey Launch Home Page Available
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Originally from: baalke@...
Original Subject: 2001 Mars Odyssey Launch Home Page Available
Original Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 17:51:17 -0700 (PDT)
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2001 Mars Odyssey Launch
The 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft will be launched on a Delta II
rocket from Launch Pad 17A at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida.
The 21-day launch window opens on April 7, 2001, and the first launch
opportunity will be at 11:02 AM EDT. The Delta rocket will fly
up the east coast of North America, then over Europe, and
spacecraft separation from the rocket will occur over the Middle East.
The spacecraft will leave Earth at a relative
velocity of 11.5 kilometers/second, or 25,724 mph.
Detailed information on the launch is now available
on the 2001 Mars Odyssey home page:
Included on the page are:
o How to watch launch in person (if you're near Cape
Canaveralin Florida), over a satellite dish, or
over the Internet.
o A listing of the times of all launch opportunities
from April 7 to April 27.
o Detailed launch sequence events including times, diagrams
o Information on the Delta 2 rocket.
o A simulation of the launch that allows you to preview the
launch events prior to the real launch.
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