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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
2014-03-12 08:39:21

NASA's long-lived Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter put itself into a precautionary safe standby mode March 9 after an unscheduled swap from one main computer to another. The mission's ground team has begun restoring the spacecraft to full operations.

India's Flagship Martian Orbiter Has A Minor Hiccup Over Earth
2013-11-11 13:26:06

India's Mars Orbiter Mission, otherwise known as Mangalyaan or MOM, encountered a problem with a liquid fuel thruster, causing the probe to miss an intended higher orbital path.

Switching Motion-Sensing Units On The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
2013-08-12 11:20:00

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is switching from one motion-sensing device to a duplicate unit onboard.

Mars Science Laboratory Adjusts Path, Tests Instruments
2012-03-27 13:46:47

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft, halfway to Mars, adjusted its flight path today for delivery of the one-ton rover Curiosity to the surface of Mars in August.

Mars Science Lab Completes Biggest Maneuver To Date
2012-01-12 10:04:52

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft successfully refined its flight path on Wednesday with the biggest maneuver planned for the mission's journey between Earth and Mars.

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2011-12-03 12:04:04

Excellent launch precision for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission has forestalled the need for an early trajectory correction maneuver.

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2010-10-11 07:40:00

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala, collaborated with NASA's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, NM, and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in Canoga Park, Calif, to successfully complete a series of thruster tests at the White Sands test facility.

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2010-08-27 08:55:00

One of the instruments on a 2016 mission to orbit Mars will provide daily maps of global, pole-to-pole, vertical distributions of the temperature, dust, water vapor and ice clouds in the Martian atmosphere.

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2009-08-30 12:55:00

Engineers for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter project have stepped up the communication rate being received from the orbiter as an early step in the process of determining why the spacecraft spontaneously rebooted its computer on Aug 26.

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2009-08-11 11:17:23

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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