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MSL: Rover and skycrane mated
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 12 min 44 sec
The rocket-powered skycrane contraption is lowed onto the Curiosity rover as the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft is packed up for launch.
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MSL: Centaur upper stage
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 8 min 31 sec
The cryogenically-fueled Centaur upper stage that will propel the Mars Science Laboratory initially into an Earth parking orbit and then on the escape trajectory to Mars is attached to the Atlas first stage.
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MSL: The payload shroud
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 8 min 4 sec
The two-piece Atlas rocket nose cone that will shroud the Mars Science Lab during ascent through Earth's atmosphere is delivered to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility to await encapsulation around the spacecraft.
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MSL: Final SRB added
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 5 min 42 sec
The fourth and final solid rocket booster is lifted into position for mounting to the Atlas 5 rocket, providing the vehicle with a powerful kick at liftoff.
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MSL: First solid rocket booster
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 7 min 21 sec
The first of four strap-on solid rocket boosters for the Atlas 5 vehicle is hoisted into the Vertical Integration Facility for installation.
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MSL: First stage erected
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 8 min 57 sec
At the Vertical Integration Facility, the Atlas 5's first stage is erected aboard the mobile launch platform to begin the rocket's pre-flight assembly.
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MSL: Stowing the robot arm
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 4 min 40 sec
After completing its pre-launch test campaign, Curiosity's instrument-laden robotic arm folded up and stowed for flight.
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MSL: The rocket stages
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 13 min 27 sec
The Atlas 5 rocket's first stage and the Centaur upper stage convoy up through Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center to enter the storage hangar.
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MSL: Rover's launch arrives
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 6 min 2 sec
The United Launch Alliance Mariner rocket-transport vessel delivers the Atlas 5 rocket to Cape Canaveral from the factory in Alabama.
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MSL: Deploying rover's wheels
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 9 min 54 sec
The Curiosity rover is flipped over and technicians deploy the six wheels for the vehicle to support itself on the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility floor.
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MSL: Storing the power generator
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 8 min 19 sec
The multi-mission radioisotope thermoelectric generator is enclosed in a protective mesh container, known as the "gorilla cage," and returned to its storage facility to await flight on Curiosity.
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MSL: MMRTG fit check with rover
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 22 min 11 sec
In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, the multi-mission radioisotope thermoelectric generator (MMRTG) for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover is installed onto Curiosity rover for a pre-flight fit check.
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MSL: Nuclear power source arrives
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 8 min 8 sec
The multi-mission radioisotope thermoelectric generator (MMRTG) for the rover, enclosed in a shipping cask, arrives at the storage facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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MSL: Spinning up the cruise ring
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
The cruise stage ring undergoes spin-balance testing to ensure its stable configuration for the rotating voyage to Mars.
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MSL: Uncovering the Curiosity rover
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 6 min 58 sec
The Curiosity rover is revealed in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility as the protective shipping covering is removed.
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MSL: Uncovering the skycrane
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 5 min 17 sec
The rocket-powered skycrane that will gently set Curiosity onto the Martian surface is revealed in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility as the protective shipping covering is removed.
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MSL: Unboxing the rover
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 4 min 6 sec
The shipping crate holding the Curiosity rover is opened in Florida at the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility to start unpacking the vehicle.
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MSL: Rover delivered to PHSF
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 4 min 26 sec
Workers transport the container holding the Curiosity rover to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for final assembly and testing for launch.
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MSL: Rover arrives in Florida
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 10 min 27 sec
The Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity touches down on the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard an Air Force C-17 cargo plane.
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MSL: Descent weights installed
Posted: November 19, 2011
Duration: 5 min 32 sec
Ejectable weights are installed onto the aeroshell in preparation for launch. The ballast masses will be jettisoned during atmospheric descent at Mars to change the spacecraft's center of gravity to achieve the desired orientation.
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