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CU’s ‘Maven’ Spacecraft

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NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft with solar panels extended September 27, 2013 is checked by technicians in preparation for a November 18 launch to Mars at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. It is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft with solar panels extended September 27, 2013 is checked by technicians in preparation for a November 18 launch to Mars at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. It is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft with solar panels extended September 27, 2013 is checked by technicians in preparation for a November 18 launch to Mars at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. It is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft with solar panels extended September 27, 2013 is checked by technicians in preparation for a November 18 launch to Mars at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. It is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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Maven
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft with solar panels extended September 27, 2013 is checked by technicians in preparation for a November 18 launch to Mars at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. It is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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Maven
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft with solar panels extended September 27, 2013 is checked by technicians in preparation for a November 18 launch to Mars at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. It is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft with solar panels extended September 27, 2013 is checked by technicians in preparation for a November 18 launch to Mars at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. It is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft with solar panels extended September 27, 2013 is checked by technicians in preparation for a November 18 launch to Mars at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. It is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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In this handout photo provided by NASA, a sign along the NASA Kennedy Space Center causeway displays to passersby that there is one day remaining until the scheduled launch of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41 November 17, 2013 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The space agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission (MAVEN for short) is on a mission to study the upper atmosphere of Mars in hopes to discover how the planet lost most of its atmosphere and liquid water. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
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In this handout photo provided by NASA, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft as payload rolls out of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41 Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad November 16, 2013 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The space agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission (MAVEN for short) is on a mission to study the upper atmosphere of Mars in hopes to discover how the planet lost most of its atmosphere and liquid water. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
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In this handout photo provided by NASA, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft as payload rolls out of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41 Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad November 16, 2013 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The space agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission (MAVEN for short) is on a mission to study the upper atmosphere of Mars in hopes to discover how the planet lost most of its atmosphere and liquid water. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
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In this handout photo provided by NASA, The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard is seen at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41 on November 17, 2013 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The space agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission (MAVEN for short) is on a mission to study the upper atmosphere of Mars in hopes to discover how the planet lost most of its atmosphere and liquid water. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
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NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard an Atlas 5 rocket lifts on November 18, 2013 from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard an Atlas 5 rocket lifts on November 18, 2013 from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth.  (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
Maven NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard an Atlas 5 rocket lifts on November 18, 2013 from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard an Atlas 5 rocket lifts on November 18, 2013 from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth.  (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
Maven NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard an Atlas 5 rocket lifts on November 18, 2013 from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard an Atlas 5 rocket is viewed November 18, 2013 as it lifts off from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard an Atlas 5 rocket is viewed November 18, 2013 as it lifts off from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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In this handout photo provided by NASA, The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard launches at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41 on November 18, 2013 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The space agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission (MAVEN for short) is on a mission to study the upper atmosphere of Mars in hopes to discover how the planet lost most of its atmosphere and liquid water. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard an Atlas 5 rocket is viewed November 18, 2013 as it lifts off from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The spacecraft is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard an Atlas 5 rocket is viewed November 18, 2013 as it lifts off from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard an Atlas 5 rocket is viewed November 18, 2013 as it lifts off from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard an Atlas 5 rocket is viewed November 18, 2013 as it lifts off from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft is scheduled to go into orbit around Mars on September 22, 2014 and begin taking data on the upper atmosphere, solar winds and magnetic fields that will be transmitted back to Earth. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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