Engineers for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission are completing assembly and testing for the twin robotic geologists at JPL.
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Mars Exploration Rover 2

February 10, 2003

Engineers for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission are completing assembly and testing for the twin robotic geologists at JPL. This week the twin rovers are sharing floor space in JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility for the last time before they are shipped to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

In the image above, engineers are installing the rover's solar panels. The rovers will be launched separately in May and June.

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ID#:
PIA04835

Date added:
2003-10-30

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Spirit, Opportunity

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1800 x 1350 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL