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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Thursday, December 27, 2001'
December 27, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Flight controllers of NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey mission report that the aerobraking phase is proceeding right on schedule and should be completed in early January.
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Press Release
read the article 'Ulysses Gets A New Partner In The Hunt For The Source Of Gamma-Ray Bursts'
December 18, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Ulysses gets a new partner -- the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft -- in the hunt for the source of gamma-ray bursts.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Friday, November 30, 2001'
November 30, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Flight controllers for NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft report that Odyssey has reduced its orbit period to just under 10 hours.
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Press Release
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Tuesday, November 13, 2001'
November 13, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft has now entered the main aerobraking phase of the mission.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey's First Look at Mars Is All Treat, No Trick'
October 31, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey gave mission managers a real treat this Halloween with its first look at the red planet. It's a thermal infrared image of the martian southern hemisphere that captures the south polar carbon dioxide ice cap at a temperature of about minus 120 C (minus 184 F).
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Tuesday, October 30, 2001'
October 30, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft took its first thermal infrared temperature image of Mars at approximately 1300 Universal time (5 a.m. Pacific time) today.
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read the article 'Odyssey Healthy and in Orbit Around Mars'
October 24, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Flight controllers for NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey mission report the spacecraft is in excellent health and is in a looping orbit around Mars of 18 hours and 36 minutes.
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Press Release
read the article 'The USA Returns to Mars'
October 24, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The United States returned to Mars last night as NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey fired its main engine at 7:26 p.m. Pacific time on Oct. 23rd (0226 UT on Oct. 24th) and was captured into orbit around the red planet.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey in Orbit Around Red Planet'
October 23, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The United States returned to Mars tonight as NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey fired its main engine at 7:26 p.m. Pacific time and was captured into orbit around the red planet.
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Press Release
read the article 'Mars, Ho!'
October 18, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

After more than six months cruising through interplanetary space, NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey is nearing its destination.
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read the article 'NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey Spacecraft Poised to Arrive at Mars'
October 18, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

After 200 days of travel and more than 460 million kilometers (about 285 million miles) logged on its odometer, NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft will fire its main engine for the first and only time Oct. 23 and put itself into orbit around the red planet.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Friday, October 12, 2001'
October 12, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Following last night's final planned course correction, NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is now on target to enter Martian orbit later this month.
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Press Release
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Monday, September 17, 2001'
September 17, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft performed its third trajectory correction maneuver last night to fine-tune its flight path for arrival at Mars next month.
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Press Release
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Monday, August 20, 2001'
August 20, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft, now 18.5 million kilometers (11.5 million miles) from Mars on its way to a rendezvous with the red planet on Oct. 23, remains in overall good health.
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Monday, August 20, 2001' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Monday, July 16, 2001'
July 16, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

At 8:30 a.m. Pacific time today, NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft passed the halfway point on its journey to Mars. It has been 100 days since Odyssey's launch and 100 days remain until it arrives at the red planet.
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Monday, July 16, 2001' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Fine-tunes Flight Path'
July 2, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft fine-tuned its flight path for arrival at Mars in October as it performed its second trajectory correction maneuver this morning.
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Press Release
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Monday, June 18, 2001'
June 18, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is in excellent health as engineers continue to check out and evaluate the performance of its systems and science instruments during its early cruise phase.
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Press Release
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Wednesday, May 23, 2001'
May 23, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft performed its first trajectory correction maneuver this morning as it fired its thrusters to fine-tune its flight path for arrival at Mars in October.
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Press Release
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Wednesday, May 09, 2001'
May 9, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

This morning, flight controllers for NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory successfully tested the ability of the high-gain communications antenna to send and receive commands.
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Press Release
read the article 'Space Weather on Mars'
May 1, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Future human explorers of Mars can leave their umbrellas back on Earth, but perhaps they shouldn't forget their Geiger counters! A NASA experiment en route to the Red Planet aims to find out.
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Press Release
read the article 'Earth Day Portrait is First One Snapped by Mars Odyssey'
April 23, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft turned its multipurpose camera homeward last week and took its first picture -- a shot of a faint crescent Earth -- as the spacecraft heads off toward its destination, the planet Mars.
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Press Release
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Thursday, April 19, 2001'
April 19, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

This morning flight controllers turned the Mars Odyssey spacecraft and pointed the thermal emission imaging system at Earth and the Moon to calibrate the instrument. All calibration objectives were met.
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Press Release
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Thursday, April 12, 2001'
April 12, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Due to a favorable launch trajectory on Saturday, flight controllers for Mars Odyssey have decided that they can postpone the first maneuver to fine-tune the spacecraft's flight path. All systems on the spacecraft are in excellent health.
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Thursday, April 12, 2001' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status, Sunday, April 8, 2001'
April 8, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

One day after launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., the Mars Odyssey mission continues to go exceedingly well.
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Press Release
read the article '2001 Mars Odyssey; NASA's latest mission to Mars'
March 19, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

When NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey launches in April to explore the fourth planet from the Sun, it will carry a suite of scientific instruments designed to tell us what makes up the Martian surface, and provide vital information about potential radiation hazards for future human explorers.
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Press Release
read the article '2001 Mars Odyssey Set to Find Out What Mars is Made of (images)'
March 19, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

When NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey launches in April to explore the fourth planet from the Sun, it will carry a suite of scientific instruments designed to tell us what makes up the Martian surface, and provide vital information about potential radiation hazards for future human explorers.
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Press Release
read the article 'The 2001 Mars Odyssey Launch Press Kit Now Available'
March 16, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The 2001 Mars Odyssey Launch Press Kit is now available.
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Press Release
read the article '2001 Mars Odyssey Spacecraft Arrives at KSC for Launch Preparations'
January 5, 2001
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The first major step toward NASA's return of a spacecraft to an orbit around Mars was achieved late Thursday night, Jan. 4, when the Mars Odyssey spacecraft arrived at Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
read the article '2001 Mars Odyssey Spacecraft Arrives at KSC for Launch Preparations' Read More

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