MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) – Mars Orbit Insertion NASA TV Coverage

Congratulations!  NASA for the successful insertion of the MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) Mars Orbiter into the orbit of Mars. MAVEN is a space probe designed to study the Martian atmosphere while orbiting Mars. Mission goals include determining how the Martian atmosphere and water, presumed to have once been substantial, were lost over time. MAVEN was successfully launched aboard an Atlas-V launch vehicle at the beginning of the first launch window on November 18, 2013. On September 21, 2014 at 10:24 EDT, MAVEN was inserted into an areocentric elliptic orbit upon reaching Mars 6,200 km by 150 km above the planet’s surface. Watch the recording of the TV Coverage of the event from NASA.  Also it is important to note that on the 24th of September we are eagerly awaiting our own Mars Orbiter Mission-Mangalyan which was launched via our four stage PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle)  to be inserted into the orbit of Mars.

 

Posted on September 22, 2014, in News from the Solar System and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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