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MAVEN Spacecraft Shrinking its Mars Orbit to Prepare for Mars 2020 Rover

The MAVEN spacecraft today is starting a campaign to tighten its orbit around Mars to prepare to serve as a data-relay satellite for NASA's Mars 2020 rover, which launches next year. MORE

MAVEN Selfie Marks Four Years in Orbit at Mars

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft celebrates four years in Mars orbit with a selfie. MORE
Artist's concept of the MAVEN Orbiter

Mission Facts

Mission Status Currently Operating
Mars Orbit Insertion September 21, 2014
Launched November 18, 2013
Launch Site Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

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NASA's MAVEN Orbiter: Click (or touch) and drag to interact with this 3D model of the spacecraft.