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read the article 'NASA Announces Robust Multi-Year Mars Program; New Rover To Close Out Decade Of New Missions'
December 4, 2012
Source: NASA

Building on the success of Curiosity's Red Planet landing, NASA has announced plans for a robust multi-year Mars program, including a new robotic science rover set to launch in 2020.
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read the article 'Long-Lived Orbiter Resumes Work With Fresh Equipment'
November 12, 2012

The NASA Mars Odyssey orbiter has resumed duty after switching to a set of redundant equipment, including a main computer, that had not been used since before the spacecraft's 2001 launch.
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Status Report
read the article 'Mars Longevity Champ Switching Computers'
November 1, 2012

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter, already the longest-working spacecraft ever sent to Mars, will switch to some fresh, redundant equipment next week that has not been used since before launch in 2001.
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read the article 'Mars Orbiter Repositioned to Phone Mars Landing'
July 25, 2012

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has successfully adjusted its orbital location to be in a better position to provide prompt confirmation of the August landing of the Curiosity rover.
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read the article 'Orbiter Enters, Then Exits, Standby Safe Mode'
July 13, 2012

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter experienced about 21 hours in a reduced-activity precautionary status ending at about 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, July 12.
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read the article 'Longest-Lived Mars Orbiter Is Back in Service'
June 27, 2012

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter has resumed its science observations and its role as a Mars rover's relay, thanks to a spare part that had been waiting 11 years to be put to use.
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Status Report
read the article 'Orbiter Out of Precautionary 'Safe Mode''
June 19, 2012

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter has been taken out of a protective status called safe mode.
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Status Report
read the article 'Test of Spare Wheel Puts Orbiter on Path to Recovery'
June 14, 2012

In a step toward returning NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter to full service, mission controllers have tested a spare reaction wheel on the spacecraft for potential use with two other reaction wheels in adjusting and maintaining the spacecraft's orientation.
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Press Release
read the article 'Orbiter Puts Itself into Standby Safe Mode'
June 8, 2012
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter put itself into a precautionary standby status early Friday, June 8, Universal Time (Thursday evening, Pacific Time), when the spacecraft detected unexpected characteristics in movement of one of its reaction wheels.
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read the article 'Camera On NASA Mars Odyssey Tops Decade Of Discovery'
February 29, 2012
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey, the longest-working spacecraft ever sent to Mars, has now been sending home images for 10 years.
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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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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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