MAVEN Completes 1,000 Orbits around Mars

MAVEN completed 1,000 orbits around the Red Planet on April 6, four-and-a-half months into its one-year primary mission. MAVEN is in its science mapping orbit and has been taking data since the start of its primary mission on Nov. 16, 2014. The furthest point in the spacecraft’s elliptical orbit has been 6,500 kilometers (4,039 miles) […]

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MAVEN

Goals: MAVEN (Mars Atmospheric and Volatile EvolutioN) will obtain critical measurements of the Martian atmosphere to help understand dramatic climate change on the Red Planet over its history. MAVEN will provide information on how, and how, fast atmospheric gases are being lost to space today, and infer from those detailed studies what happened in the […]

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