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Mars atmospheric research mission set for launch [1328 ET]
Spaceflightnow ^ | 18 Nov 2013 | Spaceflightnow

Posted on 11/18/2013 10:10:53 AM PST by NonValueAdded

An Atlas 5 rocket is geared up to launch Monday with NASA's first mission dedicated to studying the Martian atmosphere, aiming to solve the puzzle of how Mars dried up and lost its life-supporting atmosphere eons ago. Liftoff of the MAVEN spacecraft from Cape Canaveral is set for 1:28 p.m. EST (1828 GMT), kicking off a 10-month cruise to the red planet.


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KEYWORDS: atlas; mars; space
Countdown in progress to a 10 minute programmed hold at T-4. Launch on track to a 01:28 PM ET launch. Mission status center: here
1 posted on 11/18/2013 10:10:53 AM PST by NonValueAdded
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2 posted on 11/18/2013 10:12:16 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

ping


3 posted on 11/18/2013 10:12:32 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: NonValueAdded
I don't know a thing about this mission. It it just an orbiter, or is hardware going to land?

/johnny

4 posted on 11/18/2013 10:15:42 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: NonValueAdded

“aiming to solve the puzzle of how Mars dried up”

Doesn’t this assume it was wet at some point? Not sure that is an established fact in the first place.


5 posted on 11/18/2013 10:16:01 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: NonValueAdded
...mission dedicated to studying the Martian atmosphere, aiming to solve the puzzle of how Mars dried up and lost its life-supporting atmosphere eons ago

So it's going to study an atmosphere that doesn't exist anymore?

6 posted on 11/18/2013 10:18:46 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: NonValueAdded

Yawn. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Mars has no magnetic field so the solar wind blew the atmosphere off over millions of years. So what’s the purpose of spending billions on this thing to find out what we already know?

Mars is a boring dead rusted rock, after this probe it will still be a boring dead rusted rock. Can we please go somewhere better like the moons of the outer gas giants?


7 posted on 11/18/2013 10:19:20 AM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: JRandomFreeper

An orbiter. The mission will characterize the atmospheric loss and map the magnetic field (”fields” in this case), among other things.


8 posted on 11/18/2013 10:19:56 AM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: JRandomFreeper; edcoil

Click the MAVEN preview link at Spaceflightnow. It is an orbiter.

For edcoil:

“Data from ongoing Mars missions, including NASA’s Curiosity rover, have convinced scientists Mars once had ample moisture and harbored warmer temperatures, giving it all the ingredients necessary to support life at some point in its 4.6-billion-year history.”


9 posted on 11/18/2013 10:20:20 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Go for launch! Count to restart at 1:24 ET


10 posted on 11/18/2013 10:21:54 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Watching at space.com On a 10 minute hold at 4 minutes, final checks


11 posted on 11/18/2013 10:25:42 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Farnsworth

90 seconds


12 posted on 11/18/2013 10:26:20 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Liftoff ... proceeded to booster cutoff ... fairing jett ... looking good.

Too many clouds to see from my vantage point. A slow climb this time.


13 posted on 11/18/2013 10:33:25 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Are these the expert scientists that concluded the world was flat or that global warming is caused by humans primarily, if not solely by Americans.

I think it is too far from the sun as others are too close and don’t believe any ingredients necessary to support life as we understand it.


14 posted on 11/18/2013 10:33:33 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: edcoil

“I think it is too far from the sun as others are too close and don’t believe any ingredients necessary to support life as we understand it.”

But you also understand that endless monies must be spent to prove their is no God.


15 posted on 11/18/2013 10:35:45 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: LucyT; GregNH; Fred Nerks
Is 0bama going back to Mars again?



16 posted on 11/18/2013 10:43:58 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

Martian President! I love it.


17 posted on 11/18/2013 10:48:14 AM PST by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: NonValueAdded

Launch continues to look entirely uneventful - exactly as hoped for - at about 22 minutes post-launch.


18 posted on 11/18/2013 10:50:33 AM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: George from New England

But is that due to people of God voting for those that don’t to hold their purse strings.


19 posted on 11/18/2013 10:51:55 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: qam1
>>...launch Monday with NASA’s first mission dedicated to studying the Martian atmosphere...<<

Gotta qwershun or two. How much ($$) are we talking about here and what return will we receive for this investment?

In a time of economic uncertainty...should we be spending millions of tax dollars with little payback.

Just sayin.

20 posted on 11/18/2013 11:03:46 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

I’d rather have welfare for space exploration that pushes the boundaries of knowledge than welfare for the hood.


21 posted on 11/18/2013 11:21:36 AM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Did they send Sheila Jackson-Lee (D) TX., on the mission to find the flag the astronauts put there years ago??
22 posted on 11/18/2013 11:46:18 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: DonaldC

I’m for the space program, but how bout these dollars being spent on the next generation shuttle.

We are hitching rides with the Russians...what an embarrassment.

These would be dollars well spent. Studying Martian non-atmosphere seems kinda of pointless.


23 posted on 11/18/2013 12:03:28 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: NonValueAdded

I watched the launch in HD. Fantastic!


24 posted on 11/18/2013 12:06:38 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: DonaldC
I’d rather have welfare for space exploration that pushes the boundaries of knowledge than welfare for the hood.

I agree, however missions like this one are a waste of limited resources.

I'd rather they send probes to Europa, Calisto, Titan, Triton, etc or build a replacement shuttle.

Mars once had water and an atmosphere but now it's a dead rusted rock, uummmmmm OK, we got it already. Enough.

25 posted on 11/18/2013 12:37:15 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: NonValueAdded
My view, west of Pad 41 ...


26 posted on 11/18/2013 12:48:46 PM PST by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: mcmuffin

Sweet!


27 posted on 11/18/2013 5:02:39 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Videos of launch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKdLfOibTTg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz7Iue_J0YA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxGGc-mCwYg

Multiple camera angles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELSS3mhUHSU

Earth/Mars orbit simulator
http://www.windows2universe.org/mars/mars_orbit.html


28 posted on 11/18/2013 8:47:10 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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Liftoff* of the MAVEN spacecraft from Cape Canaveral...

You can't make this stuff up ping.

* 05375 nasa' {naw-saw'} or nacah (Ps 4 : 6 [7]) {naw-saw'}

a primitive root; TWOT - 1421; v
AV - (bare, lift, etc...) up 219, bear 115, take 58, bare 34, carry 30, (take, carry)..away 22, borne 22, armourbearer 18, forgive 16, accept 12, exalt 8, regard 5, obtained 4, respect 3, misc 74; 654

1) to lift, bear up, carry, take
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to lift, lift up
1a2) to bear, carry, support, sustain, endure
1a3) to take, take away, carry off, forgive
1b) (Niphal)
1b1) to be lifted up, be exalted
1b2) to lift oneself up, rise up
1b3) to be borne, be carried
1b4) to be taken away, be carried off, be swept away
1c) (Piel)
1c1) to lift up, exalt, support, aid, assist
1c2) to desire, long (fig.)
1c3) to carry, bear continuously
1c4) to take, take away
1d) (Hithpael) to lift oneself up, exalt oneself
1e) (Hiphil)
1e1) to cause one to bear (iniquity)
1e2) to cause to bring, have brought

29 posted on 11/19/2013 8:34:55 AM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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