$20 Million CU Instrument Package Set For Integration On Mars Spacecraft


A $20 million remote sensing instrument package built by the University of Colorado Boulder, which is leading a 2013 NASA mission to understand how Mars might have lost its atmosphere, has been delivered to Lockheed Martin in Littleton, Colo., for spacecraft integration.

“With the delivery of this package, we are shifting from assembling the basic spacecraft to focusing on getting the science instruments onto the spacecraft,” said Jakosky, also a professor in the geological sciences department. “This is a major step toward getting us to launch and then getting the science return from the mission.”

Full Story: http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2012/11/16/20-million-cu-instrument-package-set-integration-mars-spacecraft

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