Latest Mars Odyssey Stories
NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter put itself into a safe standby mode on Wednesday, July 14, and the team operating the spacecraft has begun implementing careful steps designed to resume Odyssey's science and relay operations this week.
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.
When some Mars explorers learned of plans for a worldwide photography event combining shots taken from thousands of different locations on May 2, 2010, they figured, "Why just one world?"
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.
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander showed no sign during February that it has revived itself after the northern Mars winter.
NASAâ€™s Mars Odyssey will begin a three-day initiative on Monday to listen for possible, albeit unlikely, radio transmissions from the Phoenix Mars Lander.
The U.S. space agency has nudged the Mars Odyssey spacecraft's orbit, allowing it to look at the day side of Mars in mid-afternoon instead of late afternoon. NASA said the change, which took eight months to complete, increases the sensitivity for infrared mapping of Martian minerals.
NASA's long-lived Mars Odyssey spacecraft has completed an eight-month adjustment of its orbit, positioning itself to look down at the day side of the planet in mid-afternoon instead of late afternoon.
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