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read the article 'Odyssey Orbiter Nears Martian Longevity Record'
December 9, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

By the middle of next week, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will have worked longer at Mars than any other spacecraft in history.
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read the article 'Long-Lived Mars Odyssey Gets New Project Manager'
October 15, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The new project manager for the longest-working spacecraft currently active at Mars, NASA's Mars Odyssey, has a long track record himself.
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read the article 'NASA Spacecraft Camera Yields Most Accurate Mars Map Ever'
July 23, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A camera aboard NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has helped develop the most accurate global Martian map ever. Researchers and the public can access the map via several websites and explore and survey the entire surface of the Red Planet.
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read the article 'Orbiter Puts Itself Into Standby Safe Mode'
July 20, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey returned to full operations on July 23. The orbiter's science camera, and two neutron detectors are working normally. Relays of communications from the Mars rover Opportunity have resumed.
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read the article 'Seventh Graders Find a Cave on Mars'
June 17, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

California middle school students using the camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter have found lava tubes with one pit that appears to be a skylight to a cave.
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read the article 'Phoenix Mars Lander Does Not Phone Home, New Image Shows Damage'
May 24, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander has ended operations after repeated, unsuccessful attempts to contact the lander, and a new orbiter image shows signs of ice damage to Phoenix.
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read the article 'Final Attempts to Hear from Mars Phoenix Scheduled'
May 13, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

From May 17 to 21, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will conduct a fourth and final campaign to check on whether the Phoenix Mars Lander has come back to life.
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read the article 'No Peep from Phoenix in Third Odyssey Listening Stint'
April 13, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter heard no signal from the Phoenix Mars Lander when it listened from orbit while passing over Phoenix 60 times last week.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Still Hears Nothing From Phoenix'
March 1, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

UPDATED : April 2, 2010 Third Listening Period to Begin Monday, April 5
From April 5 through April 9, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will conduct a third campaign to check whether the Phoenix Mars Lander has come back to life after experiencing a Martian arctic winter it was not designed to survive.
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read the article 'No Signal Heard During First Day of Resumed Listening for Phoenix'
February 23, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey began a second campaign Monday to check on whether the Phoenix Mars Lander has revived itself after the northern Martian winter. The orbiter received no signal from the lander during the first 10 overflights of this campaign.
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read the article 'NASA Orbiter Listening for Phoenix Lander Hears Nothing'
January 20, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

UPDATED: January 21, 2010
January Listening Period Ends with No Word from Phoenix Mars Lander


NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter has completed all 30 relay overflights of the Phoenix landing site that were scheduled for Jan. 18 to 21, and heard nothing from the lander.
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read the article 'NASA to Check for Unlikely Winter Survival of Mars Lander'
January 11, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Beginning Jan. 18, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will listen for possible, though improbable, radio transmissions from the Phoenix Mars Lander, which completed five months of studying an arctic Martian site in November 2008.
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Related Information

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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Martian Pit Feature Found by Seventh Graders
Martian Pit Feature Found by Seventh Graders
Sixteen seventh-graders at Evergreen Middle School in Cottonwood, Calif., found the Martian pit feature at the center of the superimposed red square in this image while participating in a program that enables students to use the camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU




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