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MARSIS boom 2 deployment begins
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- Title MARSIS boom 2 deployment begins
- Released 16/06/2005 2:00 pm
- Copyright ESA
The command to deploy the second MARSIS boom was given to the ESA's Mars Express spacecraft at 13:30 CEST on 14 June 2005.
Shortly before the deployment started, Mars Express was set into a slow rotation to last 30 minutes during and after the boom extension. This rotation allowed all the boom’s hinges to be properly heated by the Sun.