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read the article 'Mars-Bound NASA Craft Tweaks Course, Passes Halfway Point'
November 18, 2005
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter successfully fired six engines for about 20 seconds today to adjust its flight path in advance of its March 10, 2006, arrival at the red planet.
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read the article 'Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission Status'
September 14, 2005
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Three cameras on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter worked as expected in a test pointing them at the moon and stars on Sept. 8.
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read the article 'NASA's Mars Orbiter Makes Successful Course Correction'
August 30, 2005
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter successfully tested its main engines by making a successful trajectory adjustment for reaching the red planet on March 10, 2006.
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read the article 'Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission Status'
August 17, 2005
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, launched on Aug. 12, has completed one of the first tasks of its seven-month cruise to Mars, a calibration activity for the spacecraft's Mars Color Imager instrument.
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read the article 'NASA's Multipurpose Mars Mission Successfully Launched'
August 12, 2005
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A seven-month flight to Mars began this morning for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The mission will inspect the red planet in fine detail and assist future landers.
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read the article 'NASA Announces Mars Orbiter Launch Delay'
August 9, 2005
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The launch of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been postponed 24 hours. The new launch window is Thursday, August 11 from 7:50 to 9:35 a.m. EDT.
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read the article 'NASA's Next Leap in Mars Exploration Ready for Launch'
August 9, 2005
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is ready for a morning launch on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The MRO will arrive at Mars in March 2006 for a mission to understand the planet's water riddles and to advance the exploration of the mysterious red planet.
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read the article 'NASA's New Mars Orbiter Will Sharpen Vision of Exploration'
July 21, 2005
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's next mission to Mars will examine the red planet in unprecedented detail from low orbit and provide more data about the intriguing planet than all previous missions combined. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and its launch vehicle are nearing final stages of preparation at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., for a launch opportunity that begins Aug. 10.
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read the article 'NASA's Next Mars Spacecraft Arrives in Florida for Final Checkout'
May 2, 2005
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A large spacecraft destined to be Earth's next robotic emissary to Mars has completed the first leg of its journey, a cargo-plane ride from Colorado to Florida in preparation for an August launch. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is an important next step in fulfilling NASA's vision of space exploration and ultimately sending human explorers to Mars and beyond.
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read the article 'Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission Status'
January 7, 2005
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Even as the Spirit and Opportunity rovers complete a year of successful operation on Mars, the next major step in Mars Exploration is taking shape with preparation of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for launch in just seven months.
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What does it take to get a spacecraft from Earth all the way to Mars? There are a few key things to consider, as explained in this 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Mars in a Minute: How Do You Get to Mars?
What does it take to get a spacecraft from Earth all the way to Mars? There are a few key things to consider, as explained in this 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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At the center of this view of an area of mid-latitude northern Mars, a fresh crater about 6 meters (20 feet) in diameter holds an exposure of bright material, blue in this false-color image.
Exposed Ice in a Fresh Crater
At the center of this view of an area of mid-latitude northern Mars, a fresh crater about 6 meters (20 feet) in diameter holds an exposure of bright material, blue in this false-color image.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona




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