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Mars Global Surveyor

The Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft (discussed in the November 8, 1996 Scout Report) reached Mars orbit on September 11, 1997 in preparation for mapping the planet. This site is highlighted by real time updates, flight status reports, telemetry information, and an annotated QuickTime movie, as well as several images of Mars taken from MGS. After orbit insertion, a period of "aerobraking," "lower[ing] the orbit without using Surveyor's rocket engine," is scheduled to occur until mid-January, 1998, in preparation for mapping.
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September 12th, 1997
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April 3rd, 2003 at 3:54pm
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April 3rd, 2003 at 3:54pm
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