Arrival of Spacecraft at Mars, Previewed


NASA hosted a televised media briefing on September 17, to outline activities around the September 21 orbital insertion at Mars of the agency’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the upper atmosphere of Mars. The mission’s goal is to determine how the loss of atmospheric gas to space played a role in changing the Martian climate through time.

Date: August 18, 2015

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